Lifting the Yoke (Ukraine)
- 1994 ----- color ----- 58 min ----- vhs
(Blood and Brotherhood series, Part 2)
Bases the understanding of nationalism on the concept that nation is where your graves are. Michael Ignatieff, the series presenter, stands by his great-grandfather's grave, whose marble top still bears marks from when it was used as a butcher's block in Stalin's time. Examines the emotional effect of the establishment--or re-establishment--of an independent Ukraine: the looming ghost of Stalin, the fear of clashes between the Church and independence-minded nationalists, opinions on both sides on the imposition of the Ukrainian language, and the Russian people who chose to remain living inside the Ukraine.
- Topics: (Europe, History: Russian, East European and Central Asian, Political Science: Russian, East European and Central Asian, Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, War and Peace)