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Documentary Film: Bohdan’s Standard

Documentary Film: Bohdan’s Standard

On January 12, 2004, the STB TV channel released a two-part documentary Bohdan’s Standard, created in cooperation with the STB TV channel and the Bogdan Gubsky Foundation “Ukraine -21st Century”. 

The filming took place in European museums, where the relics of Hetman Khmelnytsky are kept: the Army Museum in Stockholm; the Museum of the Polish Army in Warsaw; the museums of the Czartoryski Princes Foundation in Krakow; the State Historical Museum in Moscow; and the Hetman’s hometown in Subotiv and Chyhyryn.

This film, as well as a unique 6-stamp art block, successfully continued and developed the previous project of the Foundation – the international exhibition,  The Hetman Bohdan Khmelnytsky: Symbols of Authority and Artifacts from Europe’s Museums exhibited during 2002 in the museums of four cities in Ukraine.

The plot of the film is based around prominent artifacts. The authors of the film trace their history, along with the fate of the great Hetman. Leading historians of Ukraine, Poland, Sweden and Russia scientifically comment on historical events and monuments.

A tour of the relics and milestones of Bohdan Khmelnytsky’s life is carried out by an academic from the Institute of History of Ukraine, of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Yurii Savchuk through the vision of director Anton Goyda and cameraman Roman Yelensky. The soundtrack to the film has been composed by the band “Komu vnyz”. 

The film portrays the atmosphere of the people’s struggle for the liberation of Ukraine and the spirit of the past.

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