The beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion halted many cultural industries, including cinema. Since Russia aims to destroy Ukrainian statehood and denies Ukrainian independence, rich cultural heritage, and history, we felt obligated to fuel Ukrainian cultural resistance. Thanks to the cooperation with the Association for the Development of cinematography in Ukraine, the UNWLA received the rights to organize showings of Ukrainian films throughout the United States. All proceeds from these showings will go for humanitarian aid to members of the film industry in Ukraine, which has come to a complete standstill as a result of the war.
To support Ukrainian film artists in these dire times, please visit this link and choose “CinemaAid Ukraine Charity Film Marathon” from the drop-down menu.
We are very grateful to members of Branch 136 in Naples, FL, who has received the rights from Ukraine’s cultural entities to organize showings of Ukrainian films throughout the United States. With the cooperation of Oksana Piaseckyj, National Culture Chair of UNWLA, the project is co-sponsored by the UNWLA. Our Branches are encouraged to organize movie showings at their locations. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
My Thoughts Are Silent | Мої думки тихі
a comedy/drama, This film at first glance is about therelationship between mother and son, but in reality everything is much more complex,
funnier and brighter.
Banned | Заборонений
a drama of the murder of writer Vasyl Stus and the cultural oppression of Ukrainians in the 1970-1980’s.
Carol of the Bells/Schedryk | Щедрик
a drama, chronicle of three families surviving from 1939 – 1959 in parallel to current events in Ukraine.
Kruty | Крути
a war drama, dealing with events of 1918 and failed attempts to reestablish the independence of Ukraine during those turbulent times.
Mother of Apostles | Мати Апостолів
a war drama. When a son is in danger, the mother does not hesitate to rush to his aid.
The Guide | Поводир
drama, an American boy and blind minstrel are thrown together by fate in 1930’s Soviet Ukraine