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Voices from Ukraine Film Series: Earth at FLETCHER FREE LIBRARY

Join us at Fletcher Free Library for a screening of Earth (1930), the first of a 4-film screening and discussion series presented by Voices from Ukraine and hosted by Fletcher Free Library and South Burlington Public Library. Stay after each movie to discuss the films and enjoy traditional Ukrainian cookies. Earth will be shown at Fletcher Free Library, 235 College Street, Burlington.

Dovzhenko's Earth has been praised as one of the greatest silent movies ever made. The British film director Karel Reisz was asked in 2002 by the British Film Institute to rank the greatest films ever made, and he put Earth second. The film portrays collectivization in a positive light. Its plot revolves around a landowner's attempt to ruin a successful collective farm as it takes delivery of its first tractor.

A discussion will follow the film. Facilitator Orly Yadin is a researcher, producer, festival director, and professor of documentary history. Orly has worked in the film industry in various roles for 45 years. Her film Silence was shortlisted for an Academy Award. Orly arrived in Burlington from London in 2004.

The four films in this series are:

Earth, by Aleksandr Dovzhenko (1930), 78 minutes
Saturday, February 3, 2024, 2:00 p.m.
Showing at: Fletcher Free 235 College St., Burlington, VT 05401

Mr. Jones (2019) by Agnieszka Holland, 118 minutes (Ages 14+)
Saturday, February 10, 2024, 12:00 p.m.
Showing at: South Burlington Public Library, 180 Market St., South. Burlington, VT (Auditorium) 

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom (The Maidan Uprising in Kyiv) (2014)
102 minutes (Ages 14+)
Saturday, February 17, 2024, 12:00 p.m.
Showing at: South Burlington Public Library, 180 Market St., South Burlington, VT (Auditorium)

20 Days in Mariupol (2022), 94 Minutes (Ages 14+)
Saturday, February 24, 2024, 12:00 p.m.
Showing at: Fletcher Free Library, 235 College Street, Burlington, Vermont 

Voices from Ukraine VT (VFU-VT) is a volunteer-led collaboration among Vermonters and Ukrainians overseas to introduce community members to the art, images, stories, culture, and food of Ukraine. Thank you to the following individuals and organizations: Engineering Ventures, Sherrill Musty, Kim Rainbolt, Lori Davis & Art Rovner, Kate & Bill Schubart, film facilitators and anonymous donors. Thank you also to the Fletcher Free Library, the South Burlington Library and the Kingdom School & Cultural Center in Krakow, Poland.

Email or call 802-846-4140 if you have questions or would like to be added to the email list for this group.

The Library is ADA accessible, patrons are asked to call (802) 846-4140 in advance if special services are required.

Masks may be worn in the library and at any library program.