Director and writer awarded over famine
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Director and writer awarded over famine

Polish-Jewish director Agnieszka Holland and US journalist Anne Applebaum were given the honour by President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Volodymyr Zelensky, elected president of Ukraine in in 2019 (Credot: Kvartal95 official/ Wikipedia)
Volodymyr Zelensky, elected president of Ukraine in in 2019 (Credot: Kvartal95 official/ Wikipedia)

 A director and a journalist received Ukraine’s coveted Order of Princess Olga of the Third Degree last week for their work advancing knowledge of the famine that killed millions of Ukrainians in the early 1930s.

Polish-Jewish director Agnieszka Holland and US journalist Anne Applebaum were given the honour by President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Holland’s film, Citizen Jones, tells the story of Welsh journalist Gareth Jones, the first Western journalist to report on Holodomor, the name given to the man-made famine of 1932-33, while Applebaum’s book, Red Famine, was published on 23 November.

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