This new feature of the Holodomor Resource Library is intended to give a brief overview of resources that 1) provide an easily digestable historical background of Ukraine; 2) provide links to resources specifically designed for instructional use in the classroom, 3) provide links to material that specifically address the actions of the ongoing war with a reference to the Holodomor and genocide, supplementing what is already available from the other sections of this website. We will continue to update this page as new resources and recommendations are reviewed and evaluated. This page is NOT intended to be comprehensive – but a selection of what we consider well researched resources designed for students and non-specialists. Read More
The Earth is Blue as an Orange
Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 7PM
Powell Family Cinema
College of Film and the Moving Image, Wesleyan University
Film Screening with Director Iryna Tsilyk and Producer Anna Kapustina
Sundance Best Director World Documentary Cinema Award 2020
Sponsored by Wesleyan University College of Film and the Moving Image, Center for the Arts, Dance Department, Ukrainian Self Reliance New England Federal Credit Union, Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Program, Fries Center for Global Studies, College of the Environment, Allbritton Center for Public Life.
Ukrainian film “The Earth Is Blue Like an Orange”
Official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEjIN33qGS0
Running time of film – 74 min.
To cope with the daily trauma of living in a war-zone, the single mother, Anna and her four children are making a film together about their life in Donbas, Ukraine.
Countering Russia’s Aggression in Ukraine
Ukraine is under attack.
In the wake of Ukraine’s 2013-2014 Revolution of Dignity (aka Euromaydan), Russia illegally seized and occupied Crimea and started an armed conflict in eastern Ukraine. Five years on, Russia continues to arm, train, lead, and fight alongside the anti-government forces in eastern Ukraine, while falsely insisting it is not a party to the conflict. The fighting has resulted in approximately 13,000 deaths, caused the internal displacement of 1.5 million people, and forced more than 3.4 million more to require assistance and protection in a largely forgotten humanitarian catastrophe. Critical civilian infrastructure continues to be damaged or disrupted, exacerbating humanitarian needs. Russia continues to stall diplomatically as the situation deteriorates.Read More
Aftermath VR: Euromaidan is not “just another Maidan film.”
Please take a look at this truly unique project about Ukraine’s Maidan. The producer is Joseph Sywenkyj, a resident of Kyiv and Connecticut native whom many of us know for his major photojournalism projects – from Chernobyl survivors to the wounded soldiers of the current war in Ukraine. He was awarded the very prestigious W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography in 2014.Read More