august, 2019

sat10aug2:30 PM- 4:00 PMFestival of Cinema NYC Presents: Baba Babee Skazala: Grandmother Told GrandmotherA Special Presentation at the Queens Library at Forest Hills2:30 PM - 4:00 PM EST Queens Library at Forest Hills, 108-19 71st Ave

Event Details

“Baba Babee Skazala” shares ancestral legacies of American immigrant post-WWII Ukrainian Displaced Persons, whose stories manifest individual and community resilience in the journey to find “home” when their homes, and often family, were taken from them. World War II massively displaced over 2 million Ukrainians from their homes as they fled deportation and death. At war’s end, approximately 200,000 ended up in Displaced Person camps, later immigrating to other countries. “Baba Babee Skazala” tells the stories of this group, through their own words, as they created “community” in the DP camps that supported efforts to create new homes in America. Our interviewees’ challenges in establishing new “homes” help us better understand how immigrant experiences influence American society.

United States
New York Premiere

Runtime: 1 hour 9 minutes

Director Matej B. Silecky
Producer Julie A. Parker
Associate Producer Markian Silecky
Cinematographers Evan Yee & Matej B. Silecky
Editor William Lehman, New Doc Editing
Story Editor Karen Everett, New Doc Editing
Animation Andrij Korvach & Matej B. Silecky
Original Score, Sound Design & Music Supervisor Ivan Nebesnyy
Sound Engineer Andriy Vishko


(Saturday) 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM EST


Queens Library at Forest Hills

108-19 71st Ave