The Yorkton Film Festival is proud to announce that they have partnered with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress to present a screening of the film Myth: For What Wassyl Slipak Died.
Myth tells the remarkable and tragic story of Wassyl Slipak; a talented opera singer whose unique voice brought him world recognition. Despite the comforts and opportunities of his life in France, Wassyl decided to leave and join the volunteer Ukrainian defense forces when war came to his homeland.
“We are very proud to partner with the UCC to bring this film to Yorkton,” Said YFF Executive Director Randy Goulden. “The film has been touring rather extensively, a sort of world tour throughout North America and Europe, so we’re very excited to be able to bring it here to share with the local Yorkton community.”
In addition to the film screening, directors Leonid Kanter and Ivan Yasnij will be in attendance for a Q&A session following the film. They will also be accompanied by Wassyl’s brother, Orest Slipak.
Admission is by donation at the door, with funds being donated to the Wassyl Slipak Foundation and Dopomoha Ukraini – Aid Ukraine to help provide support to those experiencing PTSD and assisting in family re-intergration programs for ATO veterans.
The screening will take at on Friday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Land Titles Building, 49 Smith St. E., Yorkton.