Four-part film, Jerzy Hoffman finished
and presented to Ukraine in 2008. The film is dedicated to the birth,
development and establishment of the Ukrainian nation from ancient times
to the present. The film is based on materials that Jerzy Hoffman
Ukraine. The Birth of a Nation, 2008. Original title: Ukraine. The Birth of a Nation. Copyright: Zodiak Jerzy Hoffman Film Production Ltd., 2008. Format: feature documentary Carrier: a two-DVD set in four parts. Color: color
1) From Rus to Ukraine: 50 min.,
2) Ukraine or Little Russia, 50 min.,
3) Together Forever, 50 min.,
4) Independence, 50 min.
Original language: Polish with Ukrainian, English, Russian voice-over versions.
Film crew Director: Jerzy Hoffman Script writer: Jerzy Hoffman and Tadeusz Iwanski Cinematographer: Jaroslaw Zamojda, Bohdan Verbytsky Producer: Jerzy R. Michaluk, Elena Kolomijcenko Production designer: Serhiy Khotymsky Music: Krzesimir Debski
about "Ukraine. The Birth of a Nation”: In his film, the director Jerzy
Hoffman, a Pole, speaks with a voice of a Ukrainian, earnestly and
honestly addressing historical issues that are a source of pride but
also of shame. It is a captivating narrative of a thousand years of
Ukrainian history, of its most dramatic and defining moments that leaves
the viewer both informed and thirsty for more. Mr. Hoffman’s love for
Ukraine, obvious to anyone who can see and hear, does not compromise his
level-headed depiction of even the most controversial aspects of
Ukraine’s history. This film is both a great introduction for novices
and a summary for those who already know a lot. It’s a must have for
everybody who takes interest in Ukraine.