More then 150 attend a charity screening of The Bitter Harvest to support soldiers in Ukraine organised by Ukrainian Catholic Church Parish Council on Sunday 4 of March in Melbourne.

“The Bitter Harvest charity screening in Melbourne was a great success, with over 150 people attending” – said in Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations (AFUO).

The screening began with a few words from AFUO Chairman Stefan Romaniw and Ukrainian Catholic Church Parish Council President Vasyl Myhaylyk. Following this, singer Joanna Ckuj sang ‘You are my Hero’.

In addition, a clip of Ukrainian-Australian survivors recounting their experiences was played.

According to AFUO, over $2000 was raised for U-Help, which provides first-aid training and kits to soldiers as well as support and rehabilitation for the wounded and those suffering from post-traumatic stress.

The screening was organized by Ukrainian Catholic Church Parish Council.

Set between the two World Wars and based on true historical events, The Bitter Harvest conveys the untold story of the Holodomor, the genocidal famine engineered by the tyrant Joseph Stalin. The film displays a powerful tale of love, honour, rebellion and survival at a time when Ukraine was forced to adjust to the horrifying territorial ambitions of the burgeoning Soviet Union.

The Ukrainian Humanitarian Educational and Leadership Program (U-HELP) was set up in 2014 by the AFUO as a means for Australians to securely donate much-needed funds to Ukraine.