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A Struggle For Home (in English)
4:00 PM16:00

A Struggle For Home (in English)

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"A Struggle For Home" (2015) by Christina Paschyn.
44 min. 

For more than 200 years, the Crimean Tatars struggled to free their native land, the Crimean Peninsula, from Russian domination. By 2014, many believed their long battle was finally coming to a good end. They were wrong. This documentary film tells the little-known story of the Crimean Tatars. It recounts their rich and often tragic history, from ancient times to the aftermath of the 2014 Russian invasion and annexation of their homeland. It is a story of betrayal, courage and, above all, hope. For despite all that they have faced, the Crimean Tatars remain undaunted in their struggle for freedom. 

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Generation Maidan
to Feb 27

Generation Maidan

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"Generation Maidan" is a documentary created by Andrew Tkach (13 years experience as the lead producer for Christiane Amanpour’s 60 Minutes at CBS and CNN, has won eight Emmy Awards, the highest honour in American TV broadcasting) and the crew of Babylon 13.

On Thursday February 25, 2016, as part of the
"Ukrainian Canadian Film Festival" CUIA Fund is proud
to present the Canadian premiere of:
"Generation Maidan: A Year of Revolution & War"

CineStarz Cinema Mississauga
377 Burnhamthorpe Road E, Mississauga

Military Expert and Editor-in-Chief of Censor.NET

Q&A with Butusov following the movie

Tickets: $15.00 in advance | $20.00 at the door
or call 905-966-1712 or 647-273-8348

Editor in Chief - Censor.NET

UNF Hall - 145 Evans Ave, Etobicoke

Free Admission - Donations Welcome

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The Ukrainians
3:00 PM15:00

The Ukrainians

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Feb. 21 @3PM Saint Paul University Amphitheatre  –  “The Ukrainians” (“Volunteers of God's Hundred”) by Leonid Kanter and Ivan Yasniy. Incredible, shocking first-hand footage from the infamous battle at Donetsk Airport and the legendary soldiers that heroically defended it. Unique Q&A session with the film's directors, a «cyborg» defender who survived, and a short musical performance by Serhiy "Foma" Fomenko. 

$30 tickets: 

Check Kanter's first film about National Guard volunteers:  (“War At Our Own Expense”)

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Varta1, Lviv, Ukraine (2015) + Goodbye, Cinephiles (2014)
7:30 PM19:30

Varta1, Lviv, Ukraine (2015) + Goodbye, Cinephiles (2014)

2 medium-length films reflecting the EuroMaidan. Yuriy Hrytsyna, visual anthropologist and photographer, medicine graduate from Berlin. "Varta1, Lviv, Ukraine" about the city in Ukraine immediately after the Night of Fury when rumours about many stolen guns frighten the citizens. They organize groups of civil patrol and monitor the streets. You will see the city, but not people. You will hear every word spoken to each other in the city.

Stanislav Bytiutskyi, a young filmmaker and film critic from Kyiv. "Goodbye, Cinephiles!" shows the process of realizing their identity by a small circle of friends talking about the revolution like never before. Film links today's filmmaking to the old Ukrainian traditions of cinematic arts.
The films are reflective rather than sensationalistic. Slow and contemplative, with a solid artistic stress in composition. 

Friendly discussion is encouraged following the screenings. Admission by donation in support of the Prosthetic Assistance Project  $10 parking on site or free across the street. 

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I Am a Ukrainian - Personal Stories of a Revolution.
7:00 PM19:00

I Am a Ukrainian - Personal Stories of a Revolution.

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.

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