Short Film Fr 2 Apr 2021

Fighting for the Self: Poetry from the Gulag

Bohdan Tokarsky

In this short film in the framework of the video dossier “10 Things Everyone Should Know About Ukraine” curated by the Ukrainian Institute in London, Bohdan Tokarsky discusses how the dissident poet Vasyl Stus fought for human and national rights and created unique poetry of the self, overcoming the extreme conditions of the Soviet Gulag.

With special thanks to: Dmytro Stus, Stus Centre, Lesia Scholey, Anna Morgan.