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Documenting History: A Journey Through Korosten and the Echoes of Survival

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Our team in Ukraine persists in their journey, resolute in gathering more documentary material for the project on Ukrainians in the Gulag. Passing through Korosten in the Drevlyansky region, they were struck by the abundance of acacia blossoms, reminiscent of 1933. In those desperate times, people survived by collecting, drying, grinding the blossoms into flour,…

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Journey Through Ukraine: Navigating Hidden Paths for ‘Gulag: Witnesses’

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Our team presses onward with the “Gulag: Witnesses” project, traveling from Rivne Oblast to Zhytomyr Oblast. We leave behind a welcoming town with a charming hotel and gracious hosts, the exact location kept undisclosed to avoid geolocation risks. Along our route, road signs are not merely worn down but deliberately removed, a precaution taken to…

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Valentina Vlasenko’s Harrowing Account: Surviving the Holodomor and Soviet Repressions

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The next destination for our ECG Productions team on their journey through Ukraine was the city of Dnipro. There, they had the privilege of interviewing Valentina Vlasenko, a local resident who has meticulously preserved her family’s memories of the Holodomor and the repressions of 1933. We are honored to share with our followers a few…

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Our crew arrived in Kyiv

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Many Canadians are unaware of the challenges involved in traveling from Canada to war-torn Ukraine, where no air connections are currently available. Our journey began with a 10-hour flight from Toronto to Warsaw. From there, our team took a four-hour train ride to the small town of Chelm, near the Polish-Ukrainian border. In Chelm, we…

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Ukrainians in the Gulag: Upcoming Episodes of ‘GULAG. Witnesses’

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Our company continues to work on the series “GULAG. Witnesses.” The next eight episodes will be devoted to the topic of Ukrainians in the Gulag. “Executed Revival” is the name of a group of Ukrainian intelligentsia destroyed by the Stalinist repressive machine in the 30s. “Ukrainians in the Gulag”, “Ukrainian women in the Gulag”, “Uprisings…

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Celebrating Olena Tumanska’s Acclaimed Documentary ‘Taiko: Music Of The Strong’

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We are thrilled to present a promotional video celebrating the recognition of our esteemed colleague, Olena Tumanska @olena_tumanska, for her documentary ‘Taiko: Music Of The Strong’, which explores the forcible relocation of Japanese Canadians during WWII. Expertly crafted by Vlad Strungar, this video showcases the cinematic excellence that has garnered Tumanska well-deserved accolades.

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Exclusive Interview with Fashion Historian Alexander Vasilyev

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We are thrilled to share that our RTVI program “Interview Hour” with Gregory Antimony recently welcomed the distinguished fashion historian, Alexander Vasilyev, as a special guest. Stay tuned for updates on when this captivating episode will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel.

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Officer Waltz by Levon Ohanezov and Igor Portnoi

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In April, the ECG Productions team had the privilege to film a captivating duo concert featuring the renowned and multifaceted musician, pianist, composer, satirist, entertainer, and TV presenter, Levon Oganezov, alongsideide Broadway singer and actor Igor Portnoi @igorportnoi. The performance of various songs deeply resonated with the audience, particularly the timeless classic “Officer Waltz,” penned…

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Journey of Artistry: Documenting Ukrainian Canadian Legacy

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Continuing our cinematic journey with the ECG Productions team, under the expert direction of our esteemed colleague, Anastasiia Mateshko, as we pay homage to the enduring legacy of Ukrainian Canadian artists in Canada. We meticulously document the monumental masterpiece, “Пам’ять нації” (“Memory of the Nation”), created by Oleh Lesiuk, against the backdrop of the revered…

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Insights from Tamara Eidelman’s Lecture

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The video shows a fragment of Tamara Eidelman’s lecture in Toronto on the 5th of April. Many people from Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, and Israel feel despair at times today, stemming from the inability to effect change and the sense of the meaninglessness of actions. The lecture contains an appeal to Viktor Frankl, who developed his…

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