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“Spell Your Name” screening at the PinchukArtCentre on April 19

16 April 2013

On Friday, April 19, 2013, at 19:30 the PinchukArtCentre invites to watch a documentary about Holocaust in Ukraine Spell Your Name (2006)  directed by Sergey Bukovsky. The screening will be held in the context of the exhibition of Jake and Dinos Chapman and their work The Sum of all Evil based on historical events including the discovery in Babi Yar (1941) of the Ukrainian mass grave where the Nazi occupier executed more than 30,000 Jews in just two days.

The documentary takes viewers on a journey of discovery, as the film director and three Ukrainian journalism students absorb the testimony of Jewish survivors who escaped brutal execution and those who rescued friends and neighbors during the Holocaust. The men and women featured in the film share the details of their experiences their experience, while a viewer is given a chance to see the terrible traces of the Nazi occupation left in the Ukrainian soil and in human souls.

The Sum of all Evil is a sequel to Chapmans’ epic nine-part installations, Hell (1999-2000) and Fucking Hell (2008). The work is composed of a miniature landscape of concentration camps and mass graves in which thousands of hand-painted Nazi and skeletal soldiers commit murder, torture, rape, abuse and mutilation resulting in a fascinating catalogue of human horror.

Spell Your Name is produced by the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, directed by Sergey Bukovsky and executive-produced by Victor Pinchuk and Steven Spielberg.

Screening of the documentary will start at 19:30 on the 6th floor, at the SkyArtCafe video lounge. Due to limited number of seats advance registration is required. To register and receive additional information, please call +38 044 590-08-58

Registered event attendees will have priority entry to the art centre without queuing.

Information for mass media: accreditation requests must be sent to [email protected]

USC Shoah Foundation Institute
With a collection of nearly 52,000 video testimonies in 32 languages and from 56 countries, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s archive is the largest visual history archive in the world.  The Institute interviewed Jewish survivors, homosexual survivors, Jehovah’s Witness survivors, liberators and liberation witnesses, political prisoners, rescuers and aid providers, Roma and Sinti (Gypsy) survivors, survivors of Eugenics policies, and war crimes trials participants. 

The mission of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute is to overcome prejudice, intolerance, and bigotry–and the suffering they cause–through the educational use of the Institute's visual history testimonies.  The Institute relies upon partnerships in the United States and around the world to provide public access to the archive and advance scholarship in many fields of inquiry.  The Institute and its partners also utilize the archive to develop educational products and programs for use in many countries and languages.

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