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ON JANUARY 29, NGO “BRIDGE UKRAINE-EU” AND THE ASSOCIATION OF UKRAINIANS IN BELGIUM INVITE YOU TO DISCUSS THE FILMS OF A UKRAINIAN FILM DIRECTOR IRYNA PRAVYLO IN THE UKRAINIAN HOUSE

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On January 29, 6:30pm, a Ukrainian film director Iryna Pravylo will present her films “Blood” and “A Peasant Angel. Christmas Story” as part of the initiative “Let’s Talk” in the Ukrainian House of the AUB.

During the event, participants will be able to watch the mentioned films (duration of each 30 minutes) and talk via Skype with the film director Iryna Pravylo.

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Both films are in Ukrainian with English subtitles.

NGO “Bridge Ukraine-EU” is happy to invite spectators of all ages.

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REFERENCE: The project by film director Iryna Pravylo “My Childhood” includes three shorties based on stories by writers from Ukraine, Georgia and Italy.

The main film characters are 6-, 11- and 15-year-old boys. Due to difficult life circumstances each of them lives in a single-parent family, or without parents.

Films events take place in the post-war period.

Spectators will witness how the characters begin to feel and understand themselves, their calling and destiny, the complexity of the world and the importance of the full family.

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Come to us on January 29 at 6:30pm in the Ukrainian House at 72 Boulevard Charlemagne, Brussels, Belgium.

PU “Civic Guard” and NGO “Bridge Ukraine-EU” organised a festive evening “Ukrainian Soul” in Brussels

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On January 13, a gala evening “Ukrainian Soul” was held in the Ukrainian House, reported Natalia Sevidova, Head of NGO “Bridge Ukraine-EU” on her Facebook page.

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The event was attended by representatives of the Ukrainian diaspora, Ukrainian public organizations, talented Ukrainian musicians and MEPs who are true friends of Ukraine!

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“This event was a kind of thanksgiving to MEPs for their complex and very important work in protecting Ukrainian interests, – says Natalia Sevidova. – We told them about Ukrainian traditions and holidays celebrated by Ukrainians these days.”

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Ms.Sevidova added that a festive evening turned out to be incredibly emotional, sincere and cosy! She thanked Anna Zakletska-Burak and Yaroslav Dzhus, talented musical duo that could plunge all present into incredible atmosphere of celebration and Ukrainian spirituality!

Borys Hudziak: “Conflict is generated by the fear of losing something, and fear is the origin of aggression”

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As part of the initiative “Let’s Talk,” Association of Ukrainians in Belgium and NGO “Bridge Ukraine-EU” organized a meeting with Bishop Borys Hudziak in the Ukrainian House AUB. The topic of conversation was chosen by Bishop: “Our dignity after the Maidan and ATO: how to protect it?”

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“Bishop Borys Hudziak came to Belgium on business and graciously accepted our invitation to come to talk to local Ukrainian community, who wanted to know how to preserve dignity after the Revolution,”- says representative of the NGO “Bridge Ukraine-EU” Anna Yavorska. Most Ukrainians try to remember their dignity. “But things get worse with hope – says Anna Yavorska – we’re getting disappointed and this meeting with Bishop is like resuscitation.”

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The idea of the meeting was to identify problems that stop Ukrainians on the way to success, and this is possible on condition that they first realize the existence the problems and their causes, in order to put them to an end.

Participants of the meeting were interested in the causes of internal conflicts among Ukrainians. Borys Hudziak said that it is our burden, but also explained why this happens. “Conflicts are generated by the fear of losing something, and fear is the origin of aggression. We must stop thinking that “if someone wins, we will lose. It is a zero sum game.”

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Borys Hudziak warned the audience not to be subjected to media provocations and specially designed strategies aimed at provoking cynicism, negativity, discouragement and mistrust among the people. Another instruction is to avoid conflicts if it is not a question of the Truth.

Finally, the Bishop said that we cannot forget the lessons taught by the history, meaning the collapse of the Soviet Union, and both Maidans.