Updates March 25, 2024

Event Announcement: Ukrainian Film Series - February 1-22

Maple Hope Foundation and the Cinematheque Present: Witnessing Change - Ukrainian Cinema in a Time of Turmoil

Event Announcement: Ukrainian Film Series - February 1-22

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our Ukrainian Film Series - “Witnessing Change: Ukrainian Cinema in a Time of Turmoil”, co-presented with The Cinematheque.

Curated by the remarkable Alina Senchenko, this series is a profound exploration of Ukraine’s cinematic journey, spanning from its challenging Soviet-era origins to the thriving auteur cinema of today.

“Boasting a formidable cinematic heritage that stretches back to the early days of film, the country [Ukraine] has recently seen a renewed flowering of auteur cinema.” - Jonathan Romney, Sight and Sound

Join us for a captivating journey through almost a century of Ukrainian cinema, featuring the works of influential directors like Oleksandr Dovzhenko, Dziga Vertov, Kira Muratova, and more, shaping both local and global perspectives.

Explore the evolution of Ukrainian cinema, delving into essential issues such as technology, generational shifts, political revolutions, and war, unfolding the complex history of Ukraine’s ongoing quest for self-determination.

“Witnessing Change” aims to illuminate the region’s continuous struggle for recognition, autonomy, and the preservation of its cultural heritage.

Event Details

Film Series: February 1-22, 2024 Opening reception: February 1, 2024

7:00 pm – Reception 8:00 pm – Film “Earth” with curator introduction Location:


The Cinematheque 1131 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2K8

Ticket Information

See the full schedule and get your tickets at: “Witnessing Change”

This exceptional event is co-presented with Cinematheque and made possible, in part, by the generous support of the Shevchenko Foundation. Additionally, 50% of ticket proceeds will go to benefit the Maple Hope Foundation.

Don’t miss this unique cinematic experience celebrating the resilience, creativity, and storytelling prowess of Ukrainian filmmakers! Join us in Witnessing Change. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦πŸŽ₯