Cinema of Survival: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom — Through the Lens of Film
9 (Friday) 6:30 pm - 11 (Sunday) 3:00 pm(GMT-07:00)
Ukrainians of Colorado, in partnership with the MCA and Prof. Vincent Piturro of Metropolitan State University, present “Cinema of Survival,” a compelling film series
Ukrainians of Colorado, in partnership with the MCA and Prof. Vincent Piturro of Metropolitan State University, present “Cinema of Survival,” a compelling film series at The Cube. This series, showcasing a selection of documentaries and dramas, provides a poignant glimpse into Ukraine’s ongoing struggle for freedom. Scheduled from February 9th to 11th, each film offers a unique perspective on the resilience and enduring spirit of the Ukrainian people.
Admission is $15 per film or $50 for the entire series, with all proceeds aiding humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine.
A Rising Fury
Friday, February 9, 6:30pm
Directors: Ruslan Batytskyi, Lesya Kalynska, 1h 22min
This documentary delves into the heart of Ukraine’s recent tumultuous events, capturing the escalating fury and determination of a nation fighting for its sovereignty and democratic ideals.
The Music of Survival: The Story of the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus
Saturday, February 10, 1pm
Director: Orest Sushko, 58min
This film explores the remarkable journey of the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus, an ensemble that has become a symbol of resistance and cultural preservation amidst political upheaval.
Saturday, February 10, 3pm
Directors: Luba Keske and George Wyhinny, 39min
A gripping documentary that sheds light on the lesser-known aspects of Ukraine’s struggle, embodied in personal stories of resilience and defiance. These are the witnesses of Joseph Stalin’s Holodomor Genocide of Ukrainians in 1932-33. Each persevered through horror. Each confronted death and struggled to survive to keep Ukraine’s history and culture alive. The screening will be followed by an in-person Q&A with the directors.
Saturday, Febrary 10, 6:30pm
Director: Maryna Er Gorbach, 1h 40min
An award-winning drama that portrays the harrowing reality of life near the Ukraine-Russia border. It’s a visceral narrative of survival, love, and the human cost of conflict.
Freedom of Fire
Sunday, February 11, 1pm
Director: Evgeny Afineevsky, 1h 56min
This documentary offers a powerful and heart-wrenching view of Ukraine’s journey through revolution and war, highlighting the unbreakable spirit of its people. The screening includes a Q&A session with the director via Zoom from Kyiv, Ukraine.