The award-winning documentaries produced and directed by filmmaker Yurij Luhovy have been made possible with the support of community and private foundations, organizations and individual donations. Their generosity and understanding is greatly appreciated.
Producer / Director
A member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, Yurij has worked on award-winning documentaries for the CBC, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and many independent productions. He has also worked on features with Paul Almond, MGM and co-productions in Canada, Los Angeles, France, Italy and the former Yugoslavia. A multi award-winning filmmaker, he has produced, directed and edited many independent films, including the historical documentary Genocide Revealed.
A graduate in Slavic Studies at the University of Manitoba she has researched, produced and worked on award-winning historical documentaries. Tackling almost-forgotten events, Zorianna helps bring awareness to issues of human rights, social justice and other aspects of Ukrainian history.
Completed Communication Studies, Concordia University; Digital Design program, Vancouver Film School; and Design for Social Change program, School of Visual Arts in New York City. Specialized in video production and post-production, web design, photography and writing. Adriana has devoted much of her time to humanitarian causes.
Professor and long-time head of the Department of Slavic Studies, University of Manitoba. He has taught courses on Ukrainian civilization and history, literature and film. He was advisor to several award-winning documentaries on Ukrainian subjects.
Her work in film focuses on documentaries and includes script-writer and script-editor for award-winning documentaries. She has done extensive translating for academic and community institutions, collaborated on various research projects, and has contributed articles to newspapers and journals.
Canadian –born has worked as a director, producer, cameraperson and actor on various Ukrainian and international film and television productions.
Composer and Sound Mixer
His intuitive understanding of sound helps to clarify dialogue and place creative sound effects where needed. Roman finely balances his sound mixes by blending in his original musical compositions to enhance a scene without overpowering it. Based in Kyiv, he is a recipient of several awards.
Researcher and Historian
A Kharkiv-based historian and the film’s location researcher in eastern Ukraine. Her focus is investigating and uncovering new facts about the famine-genocide. Famine survivors’ testimonies and recently released SBU records, enabled her to locate and excavate actual burial sites, furthering evidence of the famine-genocide in various Kharkiv locations. Nina was the production coordinator in Ukraine.
Crew-Driver and Location Manager
A Lviv resident, Volodymyr covered more than 3500 km during the filming. His enthusiasm kept the crew in positive spirits as he navigated to reach survivors in remote areas of eastern Ukraine. Working long hours with director Luhovy got the story captured.
An acclaimed Canadian actor who has worked on stage, in film and TV productions in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. A member of the Canadian First Nations, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Dances with Wolves. He is a Member of the Order of Canada.
A Canadian actress and musician based in New York. She is best known for her roles on the American television series Law & Order, in which she played the prosecutor for three seasons, and Crossing Jordan, playing the lead character, for six seasons. She has also acted in many features.
A Toronto-based Canadian actor in theatre, film and television. Lubomir has been involved in nearly 100 theater productions and has more than 30 feature films and TV series to his credit. His many acting awards include a Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Feature Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series, a shared Oscar, and winner of the Los Angeles Reel Film Festival Prize for Best Voice-over for Genocide Revealed.
A renowned actor and People’s Artist of Ukraine laureate, Beniuk has played in numerous roles in theater, television and film. He resides in Lviv and Kyiv, and is a member of the Ivan Franko National Academy of Dramatic Theatre in Kyiv and senior lecturer in the Art and Theatre Institute of Karpenko-Kary.
Internationally acclaimed Canadian actress and multi-award winner of The Golden Globe for Best Actress. She was nominated for an Academy Award and an Emmy. Genevieve was born in Quebec and now lives in Malibu, California. She starred in roles with Richard Burton, Yves Montand, Katherine Hepburn, Charleston Heston. Considered an icon in Quebec cinema, her filmography encompasses over 50 films.
An acclaimed Quebec actress, director and moderator. She has played numerous roles in theater, movies and television. She is a winner of a Gemini Award for Best Supporting Female Role.
A distinguished French actor, specializing in dubbing, translation, directing, and voice-overs on major international productions. He has worked in Paris for many years, later in Quebec, and is presently living and working in Montreal.