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Film Screening • Mr. Jones

November 2, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (CSEEES) proudly presents an event dedicated to exploring the historical significance of the Holodomor, the devastating man-made famine that starved millions of Ukrainians as a result of Soviet policies in the 1930s, with a screening of the acclaimed biographical thriller, Mr. Jones directed by Agnieszka Holland. This event is part of a series of fall activities aimed at fostering awareness and understanding of the Holodomor’s historical legacy in Russia’s war against Ukraine today.

Mr. Jones is a dramatic thriller based on real events that chronicles the journey of a British investigative journalist as he travels deep into the Soviet Union to uncover an international conspiracy. His life-or-death journey not only unveils the harsh realities of the Holodomor but also serves as the inspiration behind George Orwell’s iconic Animal Farm.

The film has garnered international acclaim and numerous awards for its outstanding portrayal of historical events. Mr. Jones stands as a testament to the power of cinema in illuminating the darker chapters of our shared history.

The screening of Mr. Jones will serve as a captivating portrayal of the tragic history of the Holodomor, specifically focusing on the investigative journey that inspired Orwell’s literary masterpiece.


A hybrid Q&A with Andrea Chalupa (writer and producer of Mr. Jones), Oleh Wolowyna (Director of the Center for Demographic and Socio-Economic Research of Ukrainians in the US) and Adi Džumhur (CSEEES Associate Director) will follow the screening.

CSEEES welcomes all members of the community to join us for this special event, fostering a collective understanding of the Holodomor and its enduring importance. Together, we can contribute to a more informed and compassionate world.

This event is free and open to the public. CLE credit provided when registered. For directions to the venue and parking options, please see here. Presented by UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies. For further information, please contact Nataliia Bondarenko, Outreach coordinator at CSEEES.


November 2, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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