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Voices from Ukraine Film Series: Mr. Jones

Join us in the Auditorium for a screening of Mr. Jones (2019), the second installment in 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 join in the discussion and enjoy traditional Ukrainian cookies. Mr. Jones will be shown at South Burlington Public Library.

A Welsh journalist breaks the news in the western media of the famine in Ukraine in the early 1930s in director Agnieszka Holland’s award-winning narrative feature. Holland's film captures the curiosity and compassion that must have driven real-life journalist Gareth Jones. Intrepid to the point of danger, Jones uncovered the truth about the Holodomor, the starvation of millions under Stalin’s regime in the early 30s. -Leslie Combemale

A discussion will follow the film. Peter Gallo, an artist and academic, will facilitate. Professor Gallo teaches at Saint Michael’s College. His work appears in collections around the world and is represented by Sean Horton (NYC) and the Anthony Reynolds Gallery (London).

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 Library, 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 sbplprograms@southburlingtonvt.gov 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.