The Living

This film tells the story of the Great Ukrainian Famine (Holodomor) of 1932-1933


About the project

They were children, when everything was taken away from their parents...

This film tells the story of how they survived the Great Ukrainian Famine (Holodomod) of 1932-33. It also tells the story of British journalist Gareth Jones, whoes truthful reports about the Ukrainian tragedy were never heard in the West. How did so many countries show such indifference to other people suffering?

History teaches nothing. And today it is moving in the same circle.


Serhiy Bukovsky, director, scriptwriter
Mark Edwards, produser

Victoria Bondar, produser
Serhiy Trymbach, scriptwriter

Victoria Bondar, scriptwriter

Yevheniya Kravchuk, scriptwriter
Volodymyr Kukorenchuk, DOP
Svitlana Zaloga, Second Unit Director
Roman Yelenskyi, cameramen 

Pavlo Kazantsev, cameramen
Igor Barbam, sound design

Georgiy Stremovskiy, sound design
Oleksandr Sukhov, film editor
Maryna Sheliubska, project coordinator
Valentyna Selentyeva, directors’ assistant
Olga Sulymenko, production coordinator 
Serhiy Zakharov, project manager 


International Charitable Fund “Ukraine 3000”
A Lystopad Film Production