Sat, 27 Aug|
Mother of Apostles - special film screening
A mother's love is immeasurable. Join the star of this acclaimed film about the 2014 invasion of Ukraine for a very special screening in solidarity and fundraising for the Ukrainian people.
Time & Location
27 Aug 2022, 10:00 – 13:30
Exeter, Gandy St, Exeter EX4 3LS, UK
About the event
Mother of Apostles (Ukraine)
A mother's love is immeasurable.
Please join us for this very special screening of the award-winning Ukrainian film Mother of Apostleswith special guest, the film’s star, Nataliia Polovynka. As part of the World Charity Tour of the film, this screening will be introduced by Polovynka, who will also take questions after the film, and be available directly after for informal discussion in the main Phoenix space. All proceeds for this film will be donated to support the ongoing effort of Polovynka’s theatre Word and Voice which has been acting as a humanitarian relief centre since March 2022 and continues to preserve and continue Ukraine’s rich cultural heritage.
About the film
Based on real events in Ukraine during 2014, Mother of Apostles, tells the tragedy of the war that continues to rage through the story of a mother. When Sofia learns that her son’s plane has been shot down during an operation, she does not hesitate to go in search of him. But no one knows where her son is, whether he survived, or if he was captured. For the sake of his salvation, Sofia will have to pass through a series of dangerous trials while enduring the enemy’s hatred and threats. This terrible journey will change her, transforming her from an ordinary person into a great Mother. With her immeasurable maternal heart and profound love, the Mother becomes capable of saving even the lost souls of her country’s enemies.
Mother of Apostles presents a full picture of the tragedy brought about by war. The formerly prosperous region of Eastern Ukraine has been turned into ruins, not only its cities and villages, but what is much worse — into the ruins of body and soul. There are no politics in the film, only the piercing pain of war. Every war is the death of sons and the suffering of mothers. The world should not be washed by mother’s tears, it should be illuminated by her love and warmth.
To help support the ongoing work of Word and Voice and the Devon Ukrainian Association, an Exeter-based group that has been supporting new Ukrainian arrivals in the Southwest since March, you can further donate here:
Studio 74 @ Exeter Phoenix
27 August Saturday 11am
£6 ticket donation