Here in Maine is a graduate student named Vitalia Tomakhiv. she sent me the following message:
My name is Vita, I am student of University of Maine, School of Policy & International Affairs. I am also Ukrainian citizen who tries to help my country as much as I can. I can't waste a lot of your time, because I know you don't have enough of it. I wanted to ask you to watch the 37-minute documentary film that I worked on this summer in the Donetsk region in Ukraine not far from frontline. The film is in English, because the goal was to make it accessible to an international audience. Prior to the Independence Day, let these interviews with our soldiers inspire us to remember once again what wonderful people protect us, and let us see in them the ordinary people - who have a cat at home or their favorite hobby, despite all the extraordinary things that they do every day to protect global values. I dare to ask you to share it with your friends, family and beloved ones if after watching it you think it's appropriate. I also would like you to share this with your friends, community, maybe we can arrange something to make public view of this? Any of the support will be very much appreciated! With regards, Vita
Today, August 24th, is Ukraine Independence Day, commemorating the day that Ukraine’s parliament called for a referendum on Independence, which then took place on Dec 1st.
Here in Maine, the Ukrainian holiday will be marked with a concert of Ukrainian folk music on Sunday August 27th at the Basilica Church of Saints Peter and Paul, at 2 PM. For more information, go to: wp.me/...