Premiere of French film about Holodomor

Right before the 81th anniversary of Ukrainian Famine Genocide the premiere of French film about Holodomor will take place on the 19th of November at 6:30pm in “Ukrainian House”. The French lady Bedenict Banet became a patriot of Ukraine and produced the film “Holodomor. Forgotten Genocide”.

“This film is dedicated to all those people who survived the famine, the people I met; they all impressed me with their emotions and sufferings, insuperable spirit and dignity” – says Bedenict Banet the author and the producer of the film.

The first run of the film took place in France in 2013. And this year Ukrainians will see this documentary film in Ukrainian language for the first time in the country.

In order to reveal the pain and suffering of Ukrainians during the genocide in 1932-1933, Bedenict Banet came to Ukraine twice in summer of 2010 and in winter of 2011. Under the pouring rain or during immense heat in summer and in snowstorm in winter, she made 65 hours of filming and had to fit them into 90 minutes of film.

Touching real life stories of elderly people about the time of famine, interviews with Ukrainian and French researchers, archive documents and Soviet film frames were skillfully used by the talented author in order to present the facts about Holodomor to the viewers.

Organizers of the event: Ukrainian Institute of National Memory and Public Committee on Honoring Victims of Holodomor – Genocide of 1932-33 in Ukraine.

Premiere of French film about Holodomor


19 November 2014, at 6:30pm