“Mr. Jones”: Film screening and panel discussion

In 2022 and 2023, Ukraine will commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor.

On November 23, we invite you to the screening of “Mr. Jones” by Agnieszka Holland and a panel discussion on responsible journalism in Berlin!

Film still from “Mr. Jones”

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In the early 1930s, several foreign journalists reported from the Soviet Union. Many of them knew about the famine in Ukraine and discussed it among themselves. However, the Welsh journalist Gareth Jones was the first to tell the world about it.

The film “Mr. Jones” by Agnieszka Holland tells his story. After the British journalist Gareth Jones wrote a report on Adolf Hitler in the early 1930s, he wants to know how Stalin is financing the rapid modernization of the Soviet Union. But his journey does not lead him to the interview with Stalin he had hoped for. What begins as research soon turns into a tough fight for survival in the Ukrainian winter. Back in the UK, Jones has to fight for the publication of a truth that nobody wants to hear.

"Mr. Jones": Film screening and panel discussion
"Mr. Jones": Film screening and panel discussion
"Mr. Jones": Film screening and panel discussion

What information was provided by journalists and what information was provided by Kremlin propaganda about the famine in Ukraine? What is the role of journalists in times of war and other crises?

We will discuss this with historian Dr. Franziska Davies and journalist Thomas Franke before the screening.

When: November 23, 2023 at 7:30 pm

Where? Cinema in the Kulturbrauerei, Berlin

The Ukrainian Institute in Germany is organizing the film evening in cooperation with the Ukrainian Film Festival Berlin and the Goethe-Institut to mark the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor in Ukraine.