The Many Voices of Ukraine

Made in partnership with the Ukrainian Institute and H.S. Pshenychnyi Central State Film, Photo and Sound Archive of Ukraine

How over the centuries, the territory of Ukraine has been home to a huge diversity of languages and literatures, with unique and dynamic interplay between different cultures.

With Dr Uilleam Blacker, Associate Professor in the Comparative Culture of Russia and Eastern Europe, University College London.

Taras Shevchenko: The Serf Who Founded a Nation

Made in partnership with the Ukrainian Institute and H.S. Pshenychnyi Central State Film, Photo and Sound Archive of Ukraine

How Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861) went from being a serf to becoming Ukraine’s most important poet, giving a voice to the Ukrainian people.

With Dr Rory Finnin, University Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Ukrainian Studies, University of Cambridge.

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Ukraine

Made in partnership with the Ukrainian Institute and H.S. Pshenychnyi Central State Film, Photo and Sound Archive of Ukraine

Short films that bring to life ten familiar and yet unknown stories including that of the serf who became an artist and a poet; a writer who rewrote European classics from a woman’s point of view, a theatre director who thought that revolutionary art could change the world, a count who chose to become a priest, an author who wrote more than 300 poems in his prison cell, and film directors who gave a voice the silenced.

They tell the stories of Ukraine as a battleground of murderous regimes fighting over the territory and its people, Ukraine as a melting pot of languages and cultures each influencing one another, Ukraine as a place where revolutions happen in order to bring about peace, Ukraine of many stories told in many voices.

Mr Jones

Mr Jones

Stream on Hulu

IMDb: A Welsh journalist breaks the news in the western media of the famine in Ukraine in the early 1930s.

Decider: Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Mr. Jones’ On Hulu, A Harrowing Stalin-Era Political Thriller That Feels Eerily Timely

Atlantic Council: “Mr. Jones” film exposes the fake news campaign behind Stalin’s Ukrainian genocide

Ukrainian Film by Valentyn Vasyanovych: Atlantis

Ukrainian Film by Valentyn Vasyanovych: Atlantis

Presented by Film at Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art

The Ukrainian film “Atlantis” by Valentyn Vasyanovych will be featured at the 49th annual New Directors/New Films festival that will be available nationwide via the FLC Virtual Cinema, December 9–20, 2020.

Find out more about Atlantis.

A debut of remarkable formal precision, Valentyn Vasyanovych’s Atlantis is an urgent yet highly controlled dispatch from the wartorn Donbass in Eastern Ukraine. Set five years into the future, this all-too-real dystopia uses a series of distanced, compositionally rigorous frames to follow Sergiy, a Ukrainian soldier suffering from PTSD as he tries to restart his life amidst these scourged, uninhabitable lands. Rather than foreground the in-the-moment battle between Russia and Ukraine, Vasyanovych instead powerfully depicts the inevitable aftermath, marked by economic and ecological degradation. Yet somehow, through a new volunteer job exhuming the dead, Sergey finds an unexpected path back to humanity.

Find out more about the festival lineup.

Get tickets here. Special offer from the Ukrainian Institute of America: use promo code NDNF20 to save 20% on the 49th New Directors/New Films in the Film at Lincoln Center Virtual Cinema!

The Undefeated | Нескорений | Neskorenyi (2000)

Нескорений | Neskorenyi | The Undefeated (2000)

Український Конґресовий Комітет Америки | Ukrainian Congress Committee of America

Копродукційний українсько-американський художній фільм 2000-го року кінорежисера Олеся Янчука. Відзнятий на кіностудії “Студія Олесь-фільм” за сприяння Українського конгресового комітету Америки (УККА) і за участю Національної кіностудії художніх фільмів ім. О. Довженка.

“По завершенню Другої світової війни ведеться нерівна на теренах Західної України боротьба на два фронти: спочатку проти німецьких військ та диверсійних загонів НКВС СРСР, а потім – самотужки у лютому герці з усією каральною силою СРСР. У Карпатах продовжують збройну боротьбу частини та невеликі боївки Української повстанської армії. На чолі армії – талановитий командир, славетний генерал-хорунжий Роман Шухевич, знаний серед воїнів УПА як Тарас Чупринка.”

America’s Great Divide

FRONTLINE PBS | Official

An investigation into America’s increasingly bitter, divided and toxic politics.

Part One of the documentary traces how Barack Obama’s promise of unity collapsed as increasing racial, cultural and political divisions laid the groundwork for the rise of Donald Trump.


Part Two of the documentary examines how Donald Trump’s campaign exploited the country’s divisions and how his presidency has unleashed anger on both sides of the divide.

Фільм про Мирослава Скорика: Десять Нот, що Змінили Україну

UA: КУЛЬТУРА

Today, July 13th, marks 82 years since the birth of Myroslav Skoryk (1938 – 2020), Ukraine’s most celebrated composer.

Myroslav Skoryk was a recipient of the prestigious Shevchenko Prize (1987), titles of Hero of Ukraine and People’s Artist of Ukraine, and, in 1998, was awarded the Ukrainian President’s Order of Merit.

Born in Lviv, Ukraine, in 1938, Skoryk, whose exceptional musical talent was recognized in his childhood by his great-aunt, the famous opera singer Solomiya Krushelnytska, was enrolled in the Lviv Music School in 1945. However, his education was interrupted in 1947, when the Skoryk family was arrested by the Soviet authorities and exiled to Siberia. Skoryk was allowed to return to Lviv only in 1955, after the death of Stalin. He was then accepted to the Lviv Conservatory. From 1960 to 1964, Skoryk studied at the Moscow Conservatory in the doctoral program with the celebrated Dmitri Kabalevsky. Upon graduation, he joined the faculty of the Theory of Music and Composition Department at the Lviv Conservatory and, in 1966, the faculty of the Kyiv Conservatory. He continued to teach at the Kyiv Conservatory, and also headed the composition department at the Lviv Conservatory.

Myroslav Skoryk died on June 1st, 2020, in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Metropolitan Andrey: Historical Drama by Oles Yanchuk

Ми на цій землі лише позичені…

«Владика Андрей» (англ. Metropolitan Andrey) — фільм 2008 року українського кінорежисера Олеся Янчука. Відзнятий на кіностудії «Студія Олесь-фільм», за сприяння Українського конгресового комітету Америки (УККА), за участю Національної кіностудії художніх фільмів ім. О.Довженка. Це перший художній фільм про високодуховну людину 20 століття, яку радянська пропаганда активно оббріхувала, а УГКЦ взагалі ліквідувала. До того ж, фільм «Владика Андрей» — це єдиний україномовний проект, який отримав статус держзамовлення на 2007 рік.

Фільм розповідає про життя та діяльність видатної постаті української історії — митрополита УГКЦ Андрея Шептицького. Авторами сценарію є Михайло Шаєвич та Олесь Янчук.

Андрій Шептицький (1865-1944), митрополит Галицький, архієпископ Львівський та єпископ Кам’янець-Подільський, відіграв важливу роль як у духовному, так і в політичному зростанні України. Він культивував український характер греко-католицької церкви і, до самої смерті, відігравав важливу роль у збереженні цілісності Церкви.


Andrey Sheptytsky (1865-1944), metropolitan of Halych, archbishop of Lviv and bishop of Kamianets-Podilskyi, played an important role in both Ukraine’s spiritual and political growth. He cultivated the Ukrainian character of the Greek-Catholic Church and was instrumental in maintaining the Church’s integrity until his death.

Ukraїner. The Movie

Ukraїner. The Movie is a visual narration about the everyday life of the least known country of the European continent. The movie consists of six stories woven into a single canvas. Each of them shows a usual day taking place in Ukraine, the country created by unusual people. The main characters are not connected with each other, and the worlds they live in are completely different. Those differences are the glue that keeps this country together and unites it.