[Aaus-list] Film "Haytarma," Thursday, May 19 at 7 pm, commemorating the 1944 Crimean Tatar deportation 

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May 18, 2016


Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Film Haytarma, 2013, Ukraine, historical drama directed by Akhtem Seitablaiev. Crimean Tatar/Russian with English subtitles, 90 min.
Admission is $15; $10 for members and seniors; $5 for students. Light reception after the screening. Tickets at the door; doors open at 6 p.m.

Introduction and discussion by Ayla Bakkalli, U.S. Representative of the Mejlis and U.S. member of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars.

Winner of several international awards, Haytarma tells the story of the forced deportation of the Crimean Tatars by Soviet authorities in 1944. Based on a true story, Haytarma portrays Crimean Tatar test pilot Amet-khan Sultan’s efforts to protect his people.

The annual commemoration of the Soviet state-organized deportation, known as the Sürgünlik in Crimean Tatar, takes place on May 18. We welcome the Crimean Tatar and Ukrainian communities of New York and their support in the continuing observation of the forcible deportation.

Voice of America News (http://www.voanews.com/content/crimea-tatars-unhcr/3334407.html) :

** UN: Rights of Crimean Tatars Deteriorating Under Russian Rule

Human rights concerns are growing over the deteriorating situation of tens of thousands of Tatars since Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula, considered part of Ukraine, two years ago.

“Since April 2014, Crimean Tatars have been subjected to arbitrary searches, seizure of books and arrests. Allegations of ill-treatment have largely gone unaddressed by the de facto [Russian] authorities,” said Rupert Colville, spokesman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Over the past two years, the U.N. human rights office has documented many cases of persecution of Crimean Tatars, including the intimidation, harassment and jailing of members of the Mejlis, the representative body of the Crimean Tatar minority community.

The U.N. agency has reported arbitrary arrests, such as those that occurred early last month when 35 men, mostly Crimean Tatars, were taken without due process to a police center and interrogated on alleged links with an extremist organization before being released.

The agency also has accused Russian-backed authorities of trampling the rights of freedom of expression, noting the shutdown of Crimean Tatar media outlets, such as last week’s reported blocking of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Crimea news website.

History repeating itself

This growing pattern of abuse is playing out as a sinister backdrop to the May 18 anniversary of the 1944 deportation of some 200,000 Tatars from Crimea during World War II."

This year's commemoration of the Sürgünlik comes on the heels of the talented singer Jamala's triumphant victory at the Eurovision contest. The winning song, 1944, was written by Jamala and references the deportation. We congratulate Jamala for her spectacular victory and for being an exemplary representative for Ukraine in an international arena.




Visit the St. George Ukrainian Festival on East 7th St., Friday-Sunday, May 20-21-22, 2016. Start your Saturday evening with the performances at the festival, and then join us at 8 p.m. for the "Bandura Without Borders" concert (details below)!



Saturday, May 21, at 8 p.m.
(Note the time change: was 7 p.m.)

Concert “Bandura Beyond Borders” presented by The Ukrainian Museum and Bandura Downtown

Featuring four bandurists from Canada: Borys Ostapienko, Oleksander Petlura, Ivan Dusanowskyj, Orest Chornomaz.

Admission (includes gallery access and light reception) $15; member, seniors – $10; Students – $5. Doors open at 6 pm. Tickets online or at the door.


The works depicted herein were reproduced with authorization from the Hnizdovsky estate (www.jacqueshnizdovsky.com (http://www.jacqueshnizdovsky.com/) ). Unauthorized reproduction of exhibited works is strictly forbidden by the estate of the artist.

Sunday, May 22, at 2 p.m.
Lecture “Jacques Hnizdovsky in Context” by Prof. Jaroslaw Leshko

Presented in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibition Jacques Hnizdovsky: Content and Style. Evolving Perspectives (on display through August 7, 2016), the lecture will be given by the exhibition's guest curator, Prof. Jaroslaw Leshko, arguably the foremost expert on Jacques Hnizdovsky and his art. Hnizdovsky ranks among that generation’s most distinguished and accomplished figures, and he designed the Museum’s logo for its debut in 1976.

Admission is $15; $10 for members and seniors; $5 for students. Light reception.



Thursday, June 2, at 7 p.m.
The Ukrainian Museum Film Festival (UMFF)

Film Mezhyhiria, 2013, Ukraine, documentary by Volodymyr Tykhyy. Ukr./Rus. w/Eng. subtitles, 53 min.

Before the Euromaidan, investigative journalists Serhiy Leshchenko and Mustafa Nayyem, both of whom are now MPs in Ukraine’s parliament, and others, track the trail of ownership of the Mezhyhiria estate, once a public park and former State House, which mysteriously became a private area for Viktor Yanukovych, then the President of Ukraine. Admission: $10.
Friday, June 3, at 7 p.m. – UMFF
Short documentary films: (1) “Romani dream,” 2014, series directed by Roman Bondarchuk. They want to be model Ukrainian citizens: Diana, Ukr. w/Eng. subtitles, 4 min.; Myroslav, Ukr. w/Eng. subtitles, 6 min.; Denys, Ukr. w/Eng. subtitles, 5 min.; Renata, Romani/Rus. w/Eng. subtitles, 7 min. (2) Language (Mova) 2016, directed by Serhiy Lysenko. Ukr. w/Eng. subtitles, 16 min. Lysenko takes us to the East and South of Ukraine, where activists organize free Ukrainian language courses. (3) Serhiy Lysenko’s films Rotation (Rotatsiia), 2014, Ukraine, 6 min., Ukr. w/Eng. subtitles; The Southern Border (Pivdennyi kordon), 2014, Ukraine, 14 min., Ukr. w/Eng. subtitles. Admission: $10.



Saturday, June 4, at 7 p.m.
Concert with Metropolitan Opera star Stefan Szkafarowsky, bass, organized by The Ukrainian Museum and UNWLA Branch 113 in celebration of the Museum’s 40th Anniversary. Szkafarowsky will perform compositions by M. Lysenko, Cole Porter, Rossini, I. Sonevytsky, Verdi, and others. Accompanist: Christine Karpevych, piano.

Admission: $25. Tickets are available online (http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/shop/display.php?cat=26) .

Sunday, June 5, at 4:30 p.m. – UMFF
Film Ivan the Powerful (Ivan Syla), 2013, Ukraine, feature film by Viktor Andriyenko. Ukr. w/Eng. subtitles, 89 min. Based on a true story, the film’s main character, Ivan Firtsak, was a Ukrainian circus performer, who was recognized as the strongest man on the planet. Ivan went through many trials with dignity, he steeled his heart and became an invincible giant of strength and spirit. Perfect film for families with children! Light reception after the screening. Admission is $15; $10 for members, seniors, students and children.

Friday, June 10, at 7 p.m.
Film Mamai, 2003, Ukraine, feature film by Oles’ Sanin. Ukr. w/Eng. subtitles, 80 min. Based on ancient Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar folklore, this is a Ukrainian version of Romeo and Juliet. Viewers will have a sneak preview of the Museum’s new exhibition Orest Skop: Cossack Mamai. Admission is $15; $10 for members and seniors; $5 for students.

Saturday, June 18, at 7:00 p.m. – UMFF
Film The Tribe (Plemya), 2015, Ukraine, award-winning drama by Myroslav Shlaboshpytskiy. Silent, no subtitles, 126 min. A unique feature of The Tribe is that it is filmed without a spoken word – only in sign language, without the benefit of subtitles, intertitles, or voiceovers. A deaf mute boy joins a boarding school for similar children. Confronted by the violent and criminal antics of some of the other boys and girls, he struggles to conform and join the ‘tribe’. Warning: this film contains explicit sex scenes and violence. It is not rated in the U.S., however only adults age 18+ will be permitted (ID is required!). We strongly recommend that viewers read online reviews before deciding to attend. Admission is $15; $10 for members and seniors.



http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/ex_160313ex_hnizdovsky_contentstyle.htmlJacques Hnizdovsky: Content and Style. Evolving Perspectives
Through August 7, 2016
The year 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the Ukrainian Museum, and an exhibition of the works of Jacques Hnizdovsky (1915-1985) is especially appropriate for the Museum's year-long celebration. Hnizdovsky embodies the ethos of post-World War II Ukrainian artists of the diaspora. He ranks among that generation's most distinguished and accomplished figures. And he designed the Museum's logo for its debut in 1976. Jacques Hnizdovsky: Content and Style. Evolving Perspectives is comprised of more than 100 works by Hnizdovsky, including oils, woodcuts, linocuts, ceramics, sculptures, drawings, and more.

More about Jacques Hnizdovsky:

http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/ex_160305ex_pysanka.htmlPYSANKA: The Ukrainian Easter Egg
More than 400 beautifully decorated pysanky (Ukrainian Easter eggs) from the Museum's permanent collection. The exhibition is complemented by a series of glass paintings with Easter and spring themes by Jaroslava Surmach Mills.

More about Pysanka:

http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/150927_onyshkewych.htmlSixty Years an Artist: Zenowij Onyshkewych
Through June 5, 2016 (extended)
A comprehensive exhibition featuring the work of Zenowij Onyshkewych (b. 1929), a prolific Ukrainian American artist, whose oeuvre includes a wide range of mediums spanning sixty years of creative expression. This retrospective exhibition spanning his artistic career primarily showcases his landscapes, but also includes portraits and caricatures executed in oils, watercolors, and ink or pencil. The exhibition is comprised of more than 70 paintings and drawings. Onyshkewych studied with Reginald Marsh, one of the best known chroniclers of 1930s and 1940s New York, and with the American Impressionist, Robert Philipp.

More about Sixty Years an Artist:

40 Years of Exhibition Posters at The Ukrainian Museum
Selected posters from the Museum’s many exhibitions since its establishment 40 years ago, in conjunction with the Museum’s year-long anniversary celebration.


Life in Wood
Selections of everyday and decorative objects made of wood from the Museum's permanent collection.


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