Following a show in London, famous Russian journalist Leonid Parfenov who is a globally recognized documentary film maker, will present his author’s film in 5 cities across Ukraine.
The legendary journalist Leonid Parfenov will present his second sensational documentary film trilogy «The Russian Jews. The second film. 1918-1948», supported by the Genesis Philanthropy Group. The national tour across Ukraine, organized by Fedoriv Hub, will take place from June 1-9, 2017 and will cover the five biggest Ukrainian cities – Odessa, Kyiv, Lviv, Dnipro and Kharkiv.
The presentation format which includes direct communication with this modern journalist author – who has maintained his high demand globally. In the fall of 2016, Fedoriv Hub presented in Ukraine the 1st part of Leonid Parfenov’s documentary project «The Russian Jews. Before the Revolution». In the end of May, 2017 the second part of the trilogy «The Russian Jews. The second film. 1918-1948» was presented in London in one of the most prestigious cinemas in Britain – Prince Charles Cinema which was opened in 1962.
After Lenin, as leader of the October Revolution, Lev Trotsky was killed in Mexico. Mark Shagal, an outstanding artist of the 20th century who worked in the Belorusian Vitebsk by Commissioner of Arts. Writer Isaac Babel and pop singer and star of that time Leonid Utesov, were both inhabitants of Odessa. The famous composers Mathew Blunter and Isaac Dunaevsky. The first Head of People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs Henry Yagoda. By the stories of these outstanding and contradictory personalities and other unknown names were instrumental in the making of the second part of the trilogy which covered the period when Jewish people took incredible part in all spheres of state life.
The film is based on events chronicled with «revived» portraits and original special effects. In his unique manner, using vivid metaphors and accurate comparisons, Parfenov has delivered another documentary masterpiece.
The locations of the second film were Trotsky’s house in Mexico where the ex-leader’s murder was organized by Naum Eitingon of the People’s Commissariat of Internal, as well the former arena of the stadium in New York, where Solomon Mikhoels called to open the Second Front and the former hotel for pilgrims on Solovki, where the office «special purpose camp» was located, which the financials were managed by Naftali Frenkel, and finally the grandfather’s house of Shagal in Vitebsk as well as many other memorable locations.
«Of course, first of all, the second film is about the stars of different spheres. But even more important than their brightness is the Jewish mass in the Soviet project. The party workers, security officers, business executives, engineers, doctors, teachers and cultural workers – thousands and thousands loyal to the regime «builders of the new life», – announced the second part of trilogy by its author Leonid Parfenov.