Friday, February 16, 2007

Pinchuk-Spielberg collaboration hits cinemas in Ukraine

The much talked about Holocaust documentary “Spell Your Name,” produced by legendary American director Steven Spielberg and Ukrainian philanthropist [sic] Viktor Pinchuk, will be premiering in Ukraine's theaters this week.

The film, directed by Ukrainian director Serhiy Bukovsky, focuses on the recollections of victims of Nazi persecution in Ukraine during the Second World War. It was made in cooperation with Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation Institute ... in Los Angeles, California.

... the documentary will be added to the state educational program. ... After the screenings at cinemas, the film may then be distributed to television stations. The documentary constitutes the first part of a trilogy which will be dedicated to the “three great tragedies of the Ukrainian nation,” as Viktor Pinchuk says – the Holocaust, Holodomor and Chornobyl disaster."

Details in the Kyiv Post here. More articles here and here.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

From Wiki:

Viktor Mykhaylovych Pinchuk one of the "Business oligarchs" who control post-Communist Ukraine, is the son-in-law of the ex-President Leonid Kuchma. Poland's weekly Wprost ranked him Central and Eastern Europe's 12th richest man, with a fortune of $1.5 billion. The second richest Ukrainian businessman,Pinchuk is the founder and main owner of the Interpipe Group, one of Ukraine's leading steel industry groups also working in other fields of economy. Pinchuk is the owner of four TV channels and popular tabloid Fakty i Kommentarii. He has been a member of the Ukrainian parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, but failed to be re-elected in 2006.

Pinchuk is one of the major political-industrial figures coming from the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.

Pawlina said...

That's why I put "[sic]" after the word "philanthropist" ...

Don't shoot the messenger ... I didn't write the article, I just posted it!