Eurodonbas Film Screening with producer Anna Palenchuk

Eurodonbas Film Screening with guest producer and writer Anna Palenchuck, who will be doing an in person question and answer following the film. The investigative documentary Eurodonbas aims to debunk Soviet myths and bring to light that more than 100 years ago, Donbas was an integral part of the European economy. 

Donbas is a region in Eastern Ukraine currently recognized worldwide due to the fierce war with Russia. However, only some are well-acquainted that at the end of the 19th century, Donbas was the center of Belgian, German, French, British, and American settlements. This region housed entrepreneurs from different countries who built architecture and enterprises and introduced progressive technologies to this region. After the revolution of 1917 and the USSR's rise to power, the factories and private property were taken from the European and North American settlers, destroying the memory of European history there.

The documentary film 'Eurodonbas' shows the European heritage of such cities as Mariupol, Lysychansk, Druzhkivka, and New York village in the Donetsk region just before the escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian War. These places of Donbas are well-recognized in the world mass media, as Russian missiles almost destroyed them during the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Film Screening at 5pm April 16th 2024 Loew Auditorium

Sponsored by the Department of East European, Eurasian and Russian Studies.