Screening of the documentary Film “Erase the Nation’” and panel discussion ‘with the participation of international
expert speakers will be held on Thursday, March 30th on 19:00 at the Ukrainian Cultural Center,
22 Yermiyahu st, Tel Aviv.
The film “Erase the Nation” dir. Tomasz Grzywaczewski is a documentary showing the destruction of the cultural
heritage of Ukraine by the army of the Russian Federation from February 24, 2022. The production shows the deliberate
destruction of Ukrainian monuments from Lviv, through Czernichów, Ivankiv, Kiev, Kharkiv, to Izium and Bohorodiczne in eastern Ukraine.
Crimes committed against secular and sacred cultural heritage, from archaeological sites to modern libraries and schools. Statements by
Ukrainian representatives of the world of culture show a picture of the barbarian invader’s deliberate struggle with Ukrainian identity, a
fight for which Ukrainian heroes give their lives.
On the territory of Ukraine before the war there were over 5 thousand. museums, 65 historical and cultural reserves and approx. 170,000
monuments, including seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites. During the ten months of the war, the Ministry of Culture and Information
Policy of Ukraine recorded more than 800 cases of damage done by Russian troops to the cultural heritage of Ukraine. This number is
growing every day, and it still does not cover all areas and damage.
Attacks on objects of cultural heritage or looting of Ukrainian museum collections are violations of international law. Now, as never
before, Ukrainians and cultural heritage located in Ukraine need support and help from the entire community of the world. The film is to
be a message addressed to the organization and the international community, to show the scale and ruthlessness of the destruction that
is being done there.
The documentary was commissioned by the National Heritage Institute of Poland and financed by the Ministry of Culture and
The film will be followed by the panel discussion with the participation of the international experts:
– dr hab. Katarzyna Zalasińska – director of the National Heritage Institute( Poland)
– Aleksandra Brodowska – expert of the NID International Cooperation Team( Poland)
– Tomasz Grzywaczewski – director of the film “Erase the Nation”, Polish journalist
– Ruslan Khalikov – Ukrainian expert
The event is organized by the Polish Institute in Tel Aviv and the Ukrainian Embassy in Israel, in cooperation with National Heritage Institute of Poland.