In collaboration with the London South Bank University. Graham Colley (great nephew of Gareth Jones) will be hosting a film screening of the story of Ukraine’s “Unsung Hero” Gareth Jones, its relevance to today and the history between Russia and Ukraine.
We are delighted to help host this film screening of the 2019 film Mr. Jones to help raise funds for Ukraine relief at London South Bank University on Tuesday 10 May 2022, 18:00-21:00. LSBU – Keyworth Centre, Keyworth Street, London SE1 6LN.
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This is a free event but we are asking attendees who are able to to make a donation, you will also have an opportunity to donate at the event.
The film tells the story of Gareth Jones a journalist from Wales who travels to the Soviet Union in 1933 and uncovers the truth about the Holodomor, the devastating famine in Ukraine in which millions died. He was vilified internationally and accused of lying. Called their ‘Unsung Hero’, in 2008, Jones was awarded the Ukrainian Order of Merit, one of their highest Honours, at a ceremony in Westminster Central Hall.
This film was made about Mr Jones, based on the screenwriting of Andrea Chalupa, directed by Agnieszka Holland and starring James Norton, Vanessa Kirby and Peter Sarsgaard.
You can register for free but we ask all attendees who are able to do so to make a donation to #HelpUkraine, the charity of the Ukrainian Association of Great Britain, which is working with accredited and registered Ukrainian charities to provide medicines, food and critical services to support the most vulnerable to overcome the consequences and trauma of war.
The screening will be followed by a short discussion of the film & the issues arising as well as an opportunity for networking with light refreshments.
This event is open to all and has been organised between LSBU, its Student Union & its Chancellor Sir Simon Hughes, the film distributor Signature Entertainment, the Borough Welsh Chapel and Gareth Jones’ great nephew Graham Colley who lived in Elephant & Castle for many years. We hope you will join us to learn more about this important part of Ukraine’s history and to show your support & solidarity with Ukraine’s people today.
5.45pm – Arrival & Registration
6.00pm – Introduction & Scene Setting
6.05pm – Film Screening
8.05pm – Panel discussion with Q&A
8.45pm – Networking
9.15pm – Close
There will also be a showing of the film in Jersey on 29th April. We have further screenings planned and will update our news pages with upcoming screenings as we would love our clients and friends to join us in raising vital funds for Ukraine relief.