Past Events - Ukrainian section

Stone Mill
a documentary film about the Ukrainian famine of 1932-33
Sunday June 6, 2010 - 2:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery

Stone Mill (Zhorna  or Zhernova) is a powerful documentary dedicated to one of the most  tragic events in Ukraine’s history – the Famine of 1932-33 in which millions of people died from hunger. The film was shot in the Kharkiv region which experienced the highest death toll.

Film Director and screenwriter Anna Gin will be in Winnipeg for the premiere of the reissued film to which English subtitles have been added. Join us for a post-screening discussion moderated by Myroslav Shkandrij, Professor of Slavic Studies in the Department of German and Slavic Studies at the University of Manitoba.

In 2008, Stone Mill premiered in education institutes and on national television. In 2010, English subtitles for the documentary were produced in Winnipeg. The organizers have obtained exclusive rights to premiere the subtitled film in Canada. 

This event is supported by the Department of German and Slavic Studies at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Carpathia Credit Union and Canad Inns.

Natalia Tsymbal
Theatre in Ukraine
an illustrated lecture in Ukrainian
Sunday, May 2, 2010 - 2:30 p.m.
Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre (Oseredok) 184 Alexander

An actress in Kharkiv’s Arabesques Theatre-Studio, Natalia twice won the best female role award at international and national theatre festivals. Currently she teaches Ukrainian voice for stage in the Theatre Faculty at Kharkiv State University of the Arts.

She has performed in many cities in Ukraine, Western Europe and the United States. Co-producer of several theatre projects, she, for example, directed Jean Genet’s The Maids at the Women’s Correctional Colony No. 54 in Kharkiv and has done the Ukrainian voice-over for television serials, cartoons and video films.  

The Winnipeg Art Gallery presents
A Kingdom Reborn: Treasures from Ukrainian Galicia
A Special Film Screening

Muriel Richardson Auditorium
Sunday, February 7, 2010 2–4pm


17th annual J.B. Rudnyckyj Distinguished Lecture
Dr. Oksana Zabuzhko
The Death of Don Juan: Modernism, Feminism, Nationalism - Rethinking Ukrainian Literature
Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Archives & Special Collections, Elizabeth Dafoe Library, University of Manitoba 

Leading Ukrainian writer and critic Oksana Zabuzhko is well-known for her novel Field Work in Ukrainian Sex (Poliovi doslidzhennia z ukrainskoho seksu, 1996) which became a best-seller and has been translated into eight languages.  Zabuzhko writes about women, and she claims they are more interesting than men.
She has also produced works in philosophy and literary criticism and is familiar to the Ukrainian public as a media commentator on current events.  Zabuzhko is also an accomplished poet.  Zabuzhko is currently a research associate in the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.

Sponsored by:
The University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
The Slavic Collection, Elizabeth Dafoe Library , University of Manitoba
The Department of German & Slavic Studies, University of Manitoba

In addition to Dr. Zabuzhko's Lecture at the University of Manitoba, she will conduct a poetry reading (in Ukrainian) earlier in the day at 1:30 pm at Oseredok (Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre), 184 Alexander Avenue East, Winnipeg.