“A most interesting and unique film… a style that is economical, disciplined and to the point… the film presents a wealth of historical information.”

                               Oleh S. Ilnytzkyj, University of Alberta

“… ably captures and documents for tomorrow’s generations that which otherwise would have been forgotten and lost.”

                              Jaroslav Rozumnyj, University of Manitoba

“… based on sound scholarship and demonstrates highly polished filmmaking.”

                                 Yarema G. Kelebay, McGill University

“… portrays a will to survive and develop within two major dominating and conflicting cultures, the French and the English”

                                 Cultures Canada, a government of Canada newsletter

“… important  contribution!”

                                 Mychailo Marunchak

Ukrainian Academy of Arts & Science (UVAN) in Canada

“…very moving.”

Alanis Obomsawin, filmmaker

“… Luhovy’s films and photographs are testimony to his natural flair for aesthetics.”

Ivan Fecan, producer, Sunday Morning

“… fascinating look into the development of the Ukrainian community in Montreal and

Northern Quebec.”

Fran Ponomarenko, writer

“…   composite view of the history of the first two waves of Ukrainian immigration to Quebec  […] juxtaposition of the past and the present in a series of photographs and live interviews…adds to the quiet dynamism of the narrative.”

Sophia Kachor, Ukrainian Cultural & Educational Centre, Winnipeg

“… contribution toward a fuller understanding of Ukrainians in Canada.”

                Alexandra Pritz, Ukrainian Cultural & Educational Centre

“A treasure ! spellbinding, stimulating, informative! An amazing recreation of a history… that would have been brushed under the carpet.”

                            Marsha Skrypuch, writer

Documentary produced with the support of the Department of Multiculturalism, Government of Canada
and The Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko

Ukrainians in Quebec





produced, directed, edited by Yurij Luhovy

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