MIP: Documentary about Markian Paslawski Presented in Kyiv
On 17 August 2019, an exhibition titled “New York—Ilovaisk: The Choice” in memoriam of Markian Paslawski, a fighter of the Donbas battalion who died outside Ilovaisk, was opened in the Museum of Ukrainian Diaspora in Kyiv.
As part of the opening, “Made in Ukraine. Life for Life”, a documentary film depicting Mr Paslawski’s life, which was created with the support of the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine, was presented.
Four thematic halls paint the picture of Mr Paslawski’s life: how he was born in a family of ethnic Ukrainians; studied at a Ukrainian school and joined Plast, a Ukrainian scouting organisation; shaped his outlook; studied at West Point, a US military academy; served in the 75th Ranger Regiment; moved to Ukraine; took part in the Orange Revolution and the Revolution of Dignity; served in the Donbas volunteer battalion; took part in fights against Russian terrorist forces; and died outside Ilovaisk.
The exhibition features artefacts from the Museum of the Ukrainian Diaspora and the National Museum of the Revolution of Dignity. A separate hall is allocated for film screenings.
The opening event also saw the presentation of “A Call for Action”, a written collection of Mr Paslawski’s thoughts about how to change Ukraine for the better.
“New York—Ilovaisk: The Choice” is due to be held until 20 October 2019. It provides for a special programme for visitors including excursions, film screenings, and discussions.
The project was organised by Mr Paslawski’s family, the Museum of the Ukrainian Diaspora, the Kyiv History Museum, the National Memorial Complex of Heroes of Heavenly Hundred, the Museum of the Revolution of Dignity, and fighters of the Donbas volunteer battalion.
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