On December 19, 2013, the Library of Congress hosted a screening of historic documentary The Living, organized by the Embassy of Ukraine to the U.S. together with the Ukrainian Film Club @ Columbia University.
The screening commemorated the 80th anniversary of the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933.
Ambassador of Ukraine Olexander Motsyk and Director of the Ukrainian Film Club @ Columbia University Dr. Yuri Shevchuk welcomed the guests, told them about the tragedy of the Holodomor, steps taken by Ukrainian Government and Diaspora to commemorate the memory of Holodomor victims, and presented the film. The screening was followed by a lively discussion of tragic events of the 30’s and modern Ukrainian cinematography.
The Living documentary was directed in 2008 by Serhiy Bukovsky (A Lystopad Film Production). Stories of people who survived the Great Famine are interlaced with fragments of diaries of Gareth Jones, a British journalist, which he kept during his trip to Ukraine in March of 1933.