Ukraine on Film / Українське кіно
Return Sasyk to the Sea
Thursday, April 20, 2023, 7PM

Free for members and $7 (plus tax) for non-members.
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In the late 1970s, a Soviet agro-industrial project tried to turn the saltwater Sasyk estuary into a freshwater lake to irrigate fields. Their construction of a dam and canal to transport fresh water from the Danube River resulted in disaster. Infertile land, contaminated ground water, health problems, and a dramatic decline in Sasyk’s biodiversity was the result.

Like other Ukrainian disasters, this one remained officially unacknowledged for more than two decades. The film documents how the Sasyk Estuary became ground zero for a battle between eco activists vs. poachers, bureaucrats and corrupt officials. The Sasyk Estuary also becomes a metaphor for the history of Ukraine itself.

Free for members and $7 (plus tax) for non-members.


This Winter, we continue learning about the modern history of Ukraine through the monthly documentary film series that began in Fall 2022. This is an opportunity for everyone interested in contemporary Ukraine to learn more about its struggles and triumphs in the 20th and 21st centuries. All films are bilingual Ukrainian/English, with subtitles and are screened onsite at the Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Saskatoon. The Museum will host an informal discussion following each film.


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