30.03.2023 Film, History

Erase the Nation – A documentary Film

A documentary film showing the destruction of the cultural heritage of Ukraine by the army of the Russian Federation from February 24, 2022

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

National Heritage.


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


For Registration 


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.

Scheduled Film >History

Inspiring culture – the Jewish Historical Institute

Thanks to the program called "Inspiring Culture" led by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland, we hosted in Israel a delegation of the Jewish Historical Institute from Warsaw
01 07.2023 History

Young cinematic works from Poland at the

Four movies created by film students from Poland will be screened as part of the Tel Aviv International Film Festival (TISFF) - a cooperation which allows the students to participate at the various activities the festival offers and get the chance to deepen their respective dialog and future cooperation.
25 06.2023 28 06.2023 Film