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Join us for a very special evening. On Wed Nov 1st @6:30 we are pleased to have Professor Timothy Snyder attend our film screening and participate in a Q&A with the director of A Rising Fury Lesya Kalynska. After the Q&A Prof Snyder will have a book signing at the theater. The sponsor and host of the evening is the UNWLA – Ukrainian National Women’s League of America, Inc. It all takes place at Cinema Village movie theater in NYC (East Village). For tickets and information click the link in the first comment. We look forward to seeing you there!
About Timothy Snyder
Timothy Snyder is the Richard C. Levin Professor of History and Global Affairs at Yale University and a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. His books include Marxism, and Modern Central Europe (1998); The Reconstruction of Nations (2003); Sketches from a Secret War (2005); The Red Prince: The Secret Lives of a Habsburg Archduke (2008); Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin (2010); Thinking the Twentieth Century (with Tony Judt, 2012); Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning (2015); On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century (2017); Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America (2018); and Our Malady: Lessons on Liberty from a Hospital Diary (2020). Snyder’s work has appeared in forty languages and has received a number of prizes. He has appeared in documentaries, on network television, and in major films. His books have inspired poster campaigns and exhibitions, films, sculpture, a punk rock song, a rap song, a play, and an opera. His words are quoted in political demonstrations around the world. He is currently finishing a philosophical book about freedom.
About Lesya Kalynska
Lesya Kalynska is an award-winning film director, screenwriter and producer. She develops film projects through her production company Pomegranate Studios in New York. Originally from
Kyiv, Kalynska earned her MFA in directing and writing from New York University Tisch School of the Arts and received her Ph.D. in Slavic Literatures and Languages in Ukraine. She found early success in the U.S. with her award-winning short narrative film The Balloonist and produced The Debt directed by Levan Koguashvili, which was an official selection at the Sundance and Tribeca film festivals. Kalynska is a recipient of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Production Award (Golden Globes) for her feature length documentary in progress In the Land of the Lost
Crusaders, which she directed and co-produced. Lesya also worked in Kyiv as a director of a docuseries Level of Secrecy 18 featuring historic reenactments and unique archival footage to tell the
untold stories of World War II. It was released on the widely popular Ukrainian TV channel 1+1 in 2011.
Kalynska wrote, directed, and produced the feature documentary
A Rising Fury about the Russo- Ukrainian war that was filmed for nearly 10 years. The World Premiere took place at the Tribeca Film
Festival in 2022. It was the winner of several awards including the Supreme Jury Award and the Best International Director Award at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival. A Rising Fury was screened across four continents in nine prestigious international film festivals. The film is critically acclaimed and was nominated for the Bronze Horse Award at the Stockholm FF, Best Documentary at the Warsaw IFF and the Golden Duke Award at the Odessa IFF.
Film Threat Magazine gives the film 10/10 and hails it as
“One of the best films of the year”.

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