Memorial day of the 75th anniversary of the Babi Yar tragedy
23.09.2016 - 23.09.2016

Memorial day of the 75th anniversary of the Babi Yar tragedy

The festival program includes masterpieces of world cinema over the years awarded an Academy Awards

In Kiev will be held memorial days of the 75th anniversary of the Babi Yar tragedy

From 24 to 28 September in the framework of the memorial days tributed to the 75th anniversary of the tragedy of Babi Yar, in Kyiv cinema "Cinema City" film festival "Masterpieces of world cinema. Films-winners of the award "Oscar" of the tragedy of the Jewish people" will be held on, and on September 29 at the National Palace of Culture and Arts "Ukraine" will be held the evening of memory about the tragedy.

The troops of Nazi Germany used the tract Babi Yar, in the northwestern part of the city as a place of mass executions of civilians, while occupied Kiev during the Second World War. September 29, 1941 on the orders of the occupation administration, all persons of Jewish nationality were required to come to the Babi Yar. Prior to September 30 victims of the shooting became 33 771 people. Mass killings continued until the withdrawal of the German army out of the city: according to official data in Babi Yar was shot about a hundred thousand people of Kiev, mostly Jews.


The Festival program dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the memory of this tragedy, includes masterpieces of world cinema over the years awarded an Academy Awards. The festival opens "Ida" by Pavel Pawlikowski, the best foreign language film in 2015 according to the American Academy. Also in the program - the debut of Hungarian director Laszlo Nemes' "Saul son", received the Oscar 2016 "for the best foreign language film", and the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival. "Life is beautiful" painting by the Italian director Roberto Benigni, in 1999 became the owner of three "Oscars". "The Pianist" by Roman Polanski received the famous three "Oscar" in 2003, "Schindler's List" by Steven Spielberg awarded seven gold statues from the American Film Academy in 1994. The festival of world cinema masterpieces will be presented in a modern cinema in high quality copies.


The festival will also host screenings of documentaries about the Holocaust film "Scream black earth" (Ukraine), "Goodbye, Uncle Schwartz" (Israel), "For you the heavens unfold" (Israel), "Spell Your Name" (Ukraine-USA) . Before the show opening historian Anatoly Podolsky, director of the Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies, says speech.


Access to all festival screenings for free with pre-registration on the site

Screenings, dedicated the memorial day of the tragedy of Babi Yar is carried out jointly by Jewish Confederation of Ukraine with the World Jewish Congress with the support of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

Anastasia Sidelnik, spokesman Film Festival
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