|UNKNOWN UKRAINE. OUR HISTORY ESSAIES
"The one who ignores his past, does not deserve his future"
- these words of Maxim Rilsky, a renowned Ukrainian poet,
could be placed as an epigraph to the unique cinematic series
joined under the common title of "The Unknown Ukraine',
which was created by the National Cinematheque of Ukraine.
A thorough research has been made in various archives,
special depositories, scientific libraries, private collections.
The rarest documents, which had been conserved by Ukrainian
Diaspora and historians from all over the world, were found.
Scrupulous analysis and data comparison let the authors
put each film onto the solid base of irrefutable facts.
This ensured that the series "The Unknown Ukraine"
became a brightly, vividly, earnestly and lucidly shot cinematic
monograph on the history of Ukraine. There will be a lot
to pick up for school pupils and average audience, as well
as for the professional historians.