Award Winning Film Kicks off the 2016 Canadian Ukrainian Film Festival
For the first time in Ottawa, the Canadian Ukrainian Film Festival - CUFF2016 will kick off this Friday, January 29th with a pre-release fundraising screening of the award-winning documentary I Am a Ukrainian - Personal Stories of a Revolution.
The film, produced and directed by Ben Moses, has recently won a prestigious award from the Accolade Global Film Competition.
The film follows the stories of two prominent activists involved in Ukraine’s 2014 revolution and their efforts to weed out corruption and promote democratic rule in Ukraine one year after the Euromaidan.
One of the protagonists of the film, Andriy Shevchenko, has recently been appointed the Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada and will be present at the screening alongside activist Yulia Marushevska who also appears in the story. Producer Ben Moses will also be attending the screening to share his aspirations behind the film.
The event will be held at Saint Paul University Amphitheatre, 223 Main Street. Admission by donation. Doors open to the public at 7:00 p.m. and a question and answer period with the director and two activists featured in the film will follow the screening.