The Embassy of Ukraine in the US co-hosted with Aspen Institute and Aspen Kyiv the first special preview in Washington, DC, of the first feature film Bitter Harvest about the Great Famine - Holodomor in Ukraine of 1932-1933 (the film is in English). The screening was supported by the US Institute of Peace and co-sponsored by Roadside Attractions and Mercury.
In his address to the guests of the event, Ambassador of Ukraine to the US Valeriy Chaly stressed that there are obvious similarities between the barbaric Soviet politics aimed against the freedom of the Ukrainian people and ongoing Russian aggression against Ukraine. The Ambassador expressed his gratitude to the cast and crew of the film - including Producer Ian Ihnatowycz and Director George Menedeluk - for the unprecedented art project that would raise international awareness about the act of genocide – Holodomor. Valeriy Chaly expressed his appreciation to co-hosts and co-sponsors of the event Natalie Jaresco from Aspen-Kyiv and Ambassador Taylor from USIP who participated in a panel discussion after the screening.
The release of the film in the US is scheduled for next week. It will also be screened in other 43 foreign countries.