On December 5, the “Hollywood” cinema in Konotop hosted a presentation of a movie created by Eurasia-Media in cooperation with the National Museum of the Holodomor-Genocide. In the film, 11-year-old Yurko asks his father to tell the story of the Holodomor and its unknown facts.
In Konotop, the movie was presented by the head of the museum’s Information and Publishing Department Yuliia Kotsur and the historian, journalist and co-author of the screenplay Rostyslav Martyniuk.
Yulia Kotsur spoke about the Holodomor Museum activities. In particular, she described the exhibition projects and emphasized the importance of the Holodomor research. One of the work areas of the museum is the collection of eyewitness testimonies about the Holodomor of 1932–1933 and the mass man-made famine of 1946–1947.
The event was organized with the support of Konotop City Council and city mayor Artem Semenikhin. The event was joined by the Department of Culture and Tourism of Konotop City Council, represented by its director Olena Shynkarenko and the Konotop cinema “Hollywood” (manager – Ihor Maliuk).
The presentation was attended by representatives of volunteer organizations, the staff of the local museum, and teachers of secondary schools. After the screening of the film, bandurist and lyricist Taras Kompanichenko performed the songs about the Holodomor and spoke about folk art of 1932–1933, which reflected the experiences of the farmers during the genocide.