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My Babushka: Searching Ukranian Identities
© Barbara Hammer
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Barbara Hammer

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Barbara Hammer, Nelia Pasichnyk, Alice Perry

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Barbara Hammer

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Barbara Hammer

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Barbara Hammer

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Un voyage en Ukraine, à la recherche de sa grand-mère qui quitta son village à 14 ans pour émigrer en Amérique. Émotions, découvertes et questions restées sans réponse...

"This video documentary centers on the questions of civil liberties and cultural differences in a society beginning to open as one woman searches for her own ethnic roots, identity and family history in Ukraine. Issues of human rights, anti-Semitism, homophobia, feminism and a divided and economically-depressed country are encountered as I, a feminist activist and pioneer of lesbian cinema, return to a “homeland” full of struggling as people search for a new post-glasnost identity.
I found old political, societal and cultural barriers collapsing but without new ones to replace them. In this time of flux, there remains much conflict over the establishment of fixed points of social reference in Ukraine. That makes this tape in its search for personal and national identity even more compelling for Ukrainians, a general audience, and the many, many North Americans and Western Europeans who are from a Central European heritage."

- Barbara Hammer