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Pamiat, Memory of Ancestors

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Pamiat chronicles the personal myths of Harvey Spak, a western Canadian filmmaker. He is the grandchild of early settlers who left the steppes of eastern Europe to find a new home on the northern plains. The film depicts the journey of a man who moves from a rural Ukrainian community to a French religious order in Saskatchewan's Qu'Appelle Valley. Like his Ukrainian ancestors before him, "who left old world tyrannies," the protagonist anticipates the downfall of his familiar surroundings and chooses to leave the order.

1981, 30 min 40 s

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Special Jury Award
Yorkton Film Festival
November 2 to 8 1981, Yorkton - Canada