Cycle Eastern Europe
Historically speaking, Europe went through a lot of difficult moments to say the least. Eurochannel would like to bring you to some of those hidden parts of history from the darkest corners of Eastern Europe.
Our September cycle is divided into four documentaries. Major events such as Ukrainian famine from 1930 and the huge musicians struggle against Soviet Union will be shown in intense detail during this breath-taking cycle.
Kholodomor (Famine in Ukraine, Hungary, 2008)
Premiere: 9/11 at 9 PM
Director: Igor Hidvégi
Runtime: 60 minutes
Synopsis: Kholodomor tells the story about the famine which occurred in the Ukrainian Socialist Soviet Republic in 1932–1933 during which around 8 million people starved to death over 500 days, due to the Soviet policies laid out by Lenin that forced farmers into collective farms (kolkhozes) and eventually crushed the large Ukrainian peasantry, leading to an unprecedented famine. The Holodomor is considered as one of the greatest calamities to have affected the Ukrainian nation in modern history. The documentary studies the ideological, economical and political context of this tragedy and examines the various possible root causes of the famine. It features interviews of experts, witnesses, politicians (including the President of Ukraine, Victor Yuschenko) and many archive images.