A Place Called Shandro

A Place Called Shandro

We are pleased to invite you to the Edmonton screening of the film “A Place Called Shandro” on November 24th  at 7 PM at the Royal Alberta Museum Theatre.  The film was shot on location in the Shandro district and at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, and includes material from the Village’s Research Programme.  To view the trailer for the film click here.

The director, James Motluk, will provide a short introduction, and will answer questions from the audience at the conclusion of the film.

Synopsis:

“An impressionistic documentary that chronicles the settlement of east central Alberta by Ukrainian immigrants at the turn of the twentieth century.  Narrated by the voices of actual pioneers and their descendants, their stories of struggle and celebration brought to life through spectacular cinematography that captures the majesty and the beauty of the prairie landscape they helped to tame.

As it traces the rise and decline of these rural communities, the film examines our conflicted relationship with the past and ends as a spiritual reflection on the meaning of life, death, and the idea of resurrection through remembrance.”

The event is organized by the Alberta-Ukraine Genealogical Project. Admission is by donation.

If you have any questions, please direct them to AB-Ukraine.Genealogy@gov.ab.ca, tel.: 780-431-2324.