A series of lectures on the history and current state of Ukrainian cinema. The events are FREE and open to the public.
"Haytarma" (2013): Screening and Discussion
Speaker: Maria Sonevytsky (Petro Jacyk Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Toronto)
This film’s very appearance was an event in itself. “Haytarma” (Return in Crimean Tatar) is the first Crimean Tatar movie, and is devoted to the most painful event in the nation’s history – the Stalin-era deportation to Central Asia in May 1944.
The Petro Jacyk Program at the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at the University of Toronto is proud to host a screening of "Haytarma." Drawing on the story of Amet-Khan Sultan, the Crimean Tatar fighter pilot who became a Hero of the Soviet Union for his service to the Red Army, the film is the first narrative feature-length production to be produced by Crimean Tatars in Crimea. In Russian and Crimean Tatar, with English subtitles. Patro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellow Maria Sonevytsky will provide brief introductory remarks.
The lecture is co-sponsored the Petro Jacyk Program, the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, and Yuri Shevchuk (Ukrainian Film Club, Columbia University).
Free and open to the public. Register online
- Lecture Four: “A Ukrainian Despite Herself. The Cinema of Kira Muratova”
- Lecture Five: “Lecture Five”
- Lecture Six: “Language Wars in Ukrainian Cinema, The Triumphs and Defeats of Film Dubbing”
- Lecture Seven: "New Films and New Names from Ukraine"
- Lecture Eight: "Ukraine in the Focus of Spanish Filmmakers"
- Lecture Nine: "Revisiting Great Ukrainian Film Classics: Oleksandr Dovzhenko's Zvenyhora"
- Lecture Ten: "New Films from Ukraine"
- Lecture Eleven: "An Unknown Oleksandr Dovzhenko: Ivan (1932)"
- Lecture Twelve:The Great Famine in Film- "The Living"
- Lecture Thirteen: The Holocaust in Ukraine - Screening of "Spell Your Name" and a panel discussion
- Lecture Forteen: The Fourth Wave: Post-Soviet Ukrainian Emigration to the West
- Lecture Fifteen: Holodomor:Technology of Genocide
- Lecture Sixteen: Taras Bulba 2009
- Lecture Seventeen: Birds of Paradise 2008
- Lecture Eighteen:Bird Catcher and others
- Lecture Nineteen: PKP (Pilsudski Bought Petliura)
- Lecture Twenty: Assholes. Arabescues.
- Lecture Twenty One: White Bird with A Black Mark
- Lecture Twenty Two: New Films and New Names from Ukraine. A parade of Canadian premiers.
- Lecture Twenty Three: Kyiv Frescoes, The Stone Cross
- Lecture Twenty Four: Ukraine. When the Countdown Began
- Lecture Twenty Five: The Dream
- Lectures Twenty Six and Twenty Seven: The Firecrosser and "Soviet Film and Stalin’s War on Independent Peasants, 1920-1930."
- Lecture Twenty Eight: Wedding in Malinovka (1967)