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Winnipeg Free Press | 21Dec2012 | Staff Writer

Film on Holodomor for CMHR

THE Canadian Museum for Human Rights is commissioning a film about the Ukrainian genocide of the early 1930s.

The mini-documentary will focus on the silence and secrecy surrounding the Holodomor, a man-made famine that killed millions of Ukrainians in 1932 and 1933.

While scholars disagree on the total number of lives lost in the famine-genocide, research suggests  1.8 million to 7.5 million people were deliberately starved to death during the period of Soviet industrialization.

"The human rights lessons of the Holodomor will be a valuable teaching tool throughout the museum when it opens in 2014," said Stuart Murray, president and CEO of the CMHR.

"Our new film will emphasize the power of publicly acknowledging mass atrocities, and the danger of denying them."

The film, which will be one of the first commissioned by the museum, will be produced with assistance from Ukraine's national Holodomor memorial museum.

Murray said the film will be one of at least seven exhibits at the new museum that include Ukrainian content.

The others include:

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 21, 2012 B3


*** Tamaro *** 2012.12.21 at 3:45 PM
this is a film with much new information

*** LL53 *** 2012.12.22 at 8:29 AM
Our Mistake (Winnipeg Free Press, 22 December 2012)

A story in Thursday's Free Press (Film on Holodomor for CMHR) incorrectly stated that there will be at least seven exhibits devoted to Ukrainian culture in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, including a gallery examining the internment of Ukrainian-Canadians during the First World War. In fact, Ukrainian-Canadian content will be included in at least seven CMHR exhibits, such as a gallery examining Canada's human-rights journey that explores the internment of Ukrainian-Canadians as part of its exhibits. In addition, the interactive exhibit on the techniques of genocide will include (but not focus exclusively) on the activities of the Stalinist regime.