May 9th – June 15th, 2008 – Washington, DC – Land of Dilemmas video installation to be displayed as part of Artomatic art exhibit
Our video installation Land of Dilemmas which focuses on one of the stories in the longer documentary is going to be exhibited at Artomatic from May 9th until June 15th 2008.
Artomatic is a month-long multimedia arts event that draws together visual artists, musicians and performers and brings their work to the community without charge (www.artomatic.org).
Where: Capitol Plaza I, 1200 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Metro: Red Line, New York Ave., M St exit
Land of Dilemmas will be displayed on the 4th floor
When: May 9 – June 15, 2008
Wednesdays and Thursdays 5 pm – 10 pm
Fridays and Saturdays noon – 2 am
Sunday noon – 10 pm
About the video installation:
The video installation “Land of Dilemmas” is a part of an on-going multimedia project by Olha Onyshko and Sarah Farhat, which also includes an interactive website and a feature length documentary currently in production.
In the region of Galicia that is now Western Ukraine, during and after the Second World War, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union were fueling ethnic conflicts among Ukrainians, Poles and Jews in order to advance their own political interests. This project features stories of people who had to face major dilemmas and who chose to do what’s right rather than what’s easy.
They refused to be caught up in the general hatred derived from inter-ethnic conflicts and risked everything in order to save the life not only of strangers, but also of members of an ethnic or religious group perceived to be their enemy.
The filmmakers want this piece to be more than just a video, and more than just a tool for recording memory. They want to use the project as a way to foster a dialog around issues that are still very sensitive today. The stories that show the best in people during the worst times will set the tone for a constructive dialog among the communities at stake.