The UW Ukrainian Students United and the Ukrainian Association of Washington State present a film screening of the award-winning “Mr. Jones” to commemorate the 90th anniversary of Holodomor, Stalin’s famine-genocide that starved millions of Ukrainians to death between 1932 and 1933.
The movie “Mr. Jones” directed by Academy Award winner Agnieszka Holland is a powerful drama that highlights the life of the journalist Gareth Jones and his courageous efforts to uncover the truth about the Holodomor. It serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of preserving historical memory and advocating for truth and justice.
The evening will feature Andrea Chalupa, the producer of Mr. Jones, and Tetiana Soproniuka, a doctoral student at the Department of History of Ukraine, at the Nizhyn Mykola Gogol State University in Ukraine
Each November, Ukrainians solemnly honor and pay tribute to the millions that suffered and died during the Holodomor, meaning death by hunger. On this 90th anniversary, November 19th, Ukrainian Students United invites everyone to honor the past and to gain knowledge for the future.
The screening is at at Kane Hall (Room 225), on the University of Washington campus. Admission is free.