Sokyryntsi village, which was a family property of
the Halahans, is situated over the Udka river in the
middle of ancient Siveria land (in Chernigivschyna).
It was presented to Hnat Halahan in 1716 by a tsar
for betraying his people. A new house-palace was built
An old forest was arranged in the English park style.
Young Russian painter Lev Zhemchuzhnikov lived in
Sokyryntsi with Hrygoriy P. Halahan, who was the last
descendant for that time, in the middle of the 19th
The award at the International Documentary Film Festival
"SVIT" ("The World"), 1997