UKRAINIAN FILM WINS TOP PRIZE

World
21.04.10



Yuriy Luhovy

The feature documentary film, "Bereza Kartuzka", produced and directed by Yurij Luhovy, has won first prize, a Platinum Remi Award, at the Worldfest Houston International Film Festival held in Texas.  The award was made in the category of Political/International issues.

The film, which is based on eyewitness accounts, tells the story of the infamous Polish concentration camp Bereza Kartuzka in which thousands of Ukrainian patriots were imprisoned between 1934 and 1939.  It incorporates rare footage of the actual Bereza Kartuzka compound, unique archival film material and commentaries by prominent historians and academics.  Some camp survivors now live in Canada and the United States.  Along with other former prisoners, they speak out and many tell their story for the first time.

The AUGB is currently looking at the possibility of screening the film in this country.

For more information about the film please click on the link below for an interview conducted by the Ukrainian Weekly newspaper with Yuriy Luhovy:
http://www.ukrweekly.com/old/archive/2002/050220.shtml



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