Every year on the fourth Saturday of November, the international community commemorates millions of the victims of the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine – one of the largest genocides in human history organized by the Soviet totalitarian regime against the Ukrainian people. At least, 4,5 million Ukrainians lost their lives as a result of the genocide by starvation. At the same time, many reputable researchers conclude that the actual total number of victims of the Holodomor in Ukraine was much higher.
On Saturday, 23 November 2019 the international action “Light a Candle of Remembrance” will be held once again all over the world – at 15:00 (14:00 UTC) on that day people in all countries on all continents will pay tribute to the memories of millions of victims of the Holodomor in Ukraine by observing a minute of silence and placing burning candles in the windows.
Embassy of Ukraine invites all Ukrainians living in Norway and all compassionate Norwegians to join this year international action “Light a Candle of Remembrance”.
In commemoration of the memories of the Holodomor victims, the Embassy of Ukraine, together with Norwegian partner organizations, will also organize the screening in Norway of “Mr. Jones”, a historical film produced by companies from Ukraine, Poland and the United Kingdom. The film directed by the world-famous director Agnieszka Holland tells the true story about a courageous British journalist Gareth Jones (1905-1935) and his dangerous investigation of the Holodomor in Ukraine during 1932-1933.
A special pre-premiere screening in Norway of “Mr. Jones” will take place in the Elverum Kulturhus/Kino (Storgata 18, 2406 Elverum) on Saturday, 23 November 2019 from 18:00 till 20:00 within the «Movies on War» film festival. The screening of the film will be preceded by a special lecture “Media Power, The Corruption of the West and Mr. Jones” by the film screenplay writer Andrea Chalupa (the lecture will start in the Elverum Kulturhus/Kino at 16:30). Viacheslav Yatsiuk, Ambassador of Ukraine to the Kingdom of Norway will also address the audience of the screening.
The premiere screening in Norway of the film “Mr. Jones” will be organized in Oslo, tentatively, in March 2020. After the premiere in Oslo, the film will be screened in selected theaters all across Norway (more detailed information about the screening of “Mr. Jones” in Norway in 2020 will be published before the end of 2019).