“I Will Remember Them”, the documentary about the Holodomor-genocide of 1932–33

“Holodomor-Death by Starvation in the Ukraine

The Holodomor Museum presented the new movie “I Will Remember Them”, where the story of the Holodomor and unknown facts about it develop through the questions of 11-year-old Yurko to his father. The main hero is the grandson of Mykhailo Illyenko, the scriptwriter of the “Toloka” movie, which covers 14 important fragments of Ukrainian history, including the Holodomor. After the boy had come to the cinema for the pre-premiere screening of “Toloka” movie, he asked several questions about genocide of Ukrainian people and discussed them with his father. Why did people die? Why did the Holodomor happen? What is genocide? Who is guilty? In the documentary, the mechanisms of the crime, such as “the law of 5 ears of grain”, grain procurement campaign, “black boards”, passport system, and ban for going abroad, are considered in detail. The scientific consultants of the film were well-known scholars: Olesia Stasiuk, Roman Serbyn, Volodymyr Serhiichuk, Vasyl Marochko, Fedir Turchenko, Inna Shugalyova, Myroslava Antonovych, Andrii Kis. The movie was created by the Eurasia Media.