Congratulations to Ukrainian-Austrailian author Lesa Melnyczuk, PhD for being the 2019 The Independent Publisher Book Award gold medal recipient

Congratulations to Ukrainian-Austrailian author Lesa Melnyczuk, PhD for being the 2019 The Independent Publisher Book Award gold medal recipient

Congratulations to Ukrainian-Austrailian author Lesa Melnyczuk, PhD for being the 2019 The Independent Publisher Book Award (the “IPPYs”) gold medal recipient for her book Holodomor: Silenced Voices of the Starved Children in the European region, non-fiction category. 

A collection of forty stories told from first-hand experiences of the Ukrainian terror-famine of 1932-33 by survivors who later migrated to Western Australia, Holodomor: Silenced Voices of the Starved Children is edited by Lesa Melnyczuk-Morgan, PhD and Philip Webster, and published by Carina Hoang Communications (Subiago, Western Australia).

Documentary «Human with a Stool» goes on a tour across the cities of the US

Documentary «Human with a Stool» goes on a tour across the cities of the US

«Human with a Stool» – an adventure documentary film about the last trip of a traveler and director Leonid Kanter. In 2004, in the casual Kyiv apartment, a group of film students came up with a simple but insane adventure «With a stool to the ocean»: to bring four wooden stools to the shores of four oceans.

The film documents the final, fourth trip to the Pacific Ocean, which lasted a year. Leonid recorded everything that surrounded him, and turned his life into cinema. Having returned to Ukraine travelers were met with war.

The documentary «Human with a Stool» should have been a manifesto for eternally strong human dreams and its powerful actions toward them. However, life itself changed the scenario.