Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

7/4/2023; 42 minutes

Roman Koropeckyj, Professor in the Department of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Languages & Cultures at UCLA, joins moderator Sasha Razor for a discussion of Sergei Parajanov's film Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, sharing insight into Ukrainian culture and history. Koropeckyj discusses the making of the film and details the complexities of Ukrainian culture and history, including the Hutsul ethnic group around which the film revolves. They contextualize the political volatility during the film's production and broaden discussion to a longer history of Ukrainian oppression, all the way to contemporary struggles. Recorded on 03/02/2023. (#38876)

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