The Insights Film Series continues with “Harvest of Despair,” Sunday June 1 at 3:00 pm

Join the Columbia Pike Library and the Arlington Sister City Association — Ivano-Frankivsk (Ukraine) Committee to learn more about Ukraine and part of its long history with Russia.

Sunday, June 3 at Columbia Pike Library , 816 S Walter Reed Dr., Arlington, VA 22201,

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Directed by Slavko Nowytski, this film documents the Ukrainian terror famine of 1932–33, which caused the deaths of 7,000,000 people. Using interviews with survivors and scholars to supplement rare photographic evidence, it established that the terror famine was deliberately created by the Soviet Government as part of Stalin’s decades-long effort to destroy the Ukrainian peasantry, who resisted the forced collectivization of their lands. Since its original release, it has received many international awards (including an Academy Award nomination) and has been featured on William F. Buckley’s Firing Line program on the PBS television network. A powerful film, Harvest of Despair provides rare insight into one of the last century’s least-known genocides.

Presented by Columbia Pike Library and the Arlington Sister City Association — Ivano-Frankivsk (Ukraine) Committee