Bitter Harvest: Connecting Ukraine’s Past and Present


The Holodomor, a genocide by forced starvation enacted on the Ukraine by Joseph Stalin during the 1930s, took millions of lives, but is not particularly well-known in history, in no small part because of the effectiveness of Soviet propaganda. The new film “Bitter Harvest,” starring Max Irons and Samantha Barks, seeks to shed more light on this dark period through the fictional story of the young lovers Yuri and Natalka, as they fight for both their country and their love, reports.

Connecting Ukraine’s Past and Present: From Holodomor to the War in the Donbas

Panelists: former United States Ambassador to Ukraine John Herbst, director of the Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council; Nadia Diuk, vice president of programs at the National Endowment for Democracy; Michael Sawkiw, director of the Ukraine Congress Committee of America; Marion Smith, executive director of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation; and Myroslava Gongadze, chief of the Ukrainian Service at Voice of America

4 p.m. February 21, 2017

Venue: Atlantic

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