Commemorating The Holodomor at QUAD
QUAD in association with Derby’s Ukrainian Community will host a film screening commemorating The Holodomor, following a ceremonial plaque unveiling in Derby.
A preview of the film Mr Jones recalls the legendary journalist who, despite fierce resistance, could not be dissuaded from telling the truth. Gareth Jones was an ambitious young journalist and advisor to Prime Minister Lloyd George. Looking for his next big story and intrigued by the Soviet ‘utopia’, he travelled to Moscow, in an attempt to get an interview with Stalin. Hearing rumours of a government-induced famine, Jones eluded authorities and travelled to Ukraine, where he witnessed the atrocities of man-made starvation (The Holodomor) as all grain produced was sold abroad to finance the industrialisation of the state. The screening will be introduced by the Derby Branch Chair of the Association Of Ukrainians, Josyf Kupranec, and there is a small exhibition with information about the Holodomor on view outside the cinema entrance. Mr Jones (Advised certificate 15) takes place in QUAD on Friday 23rd November at 3:15pm, it is open to members of the general public, tickets are £9.50 or £7.00 concessions.
The preview screening will be preceded by a commemoration event the unveiling of a memorial plaque to the victims of the Holodomor in the Sir Peter Hilton Memorial Garden at 1:30pm.
Josyf Kupranec said “We the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain (Derby Branch) are very proud and excited to work in partnership with the QUAD on this very significant and historical unique event that is taking place this Saturday in Derby. We are also very pleased that our collaboration will raise awareness of The Holodomor and thank the QUAD for allowing us to organise a small exhibition outside the cinemas all this week”
For more information, visit https://www.derbyquad.co.uk/whats-on/cinema/mr-jones-preview-advised-15 or call QUAD Box Office on 01332 290606.
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