On 22 October 2022, the College of Europe in Natolin hosts a screening of Mr. Jones, a film telling the true story of the Welsh journalist Gareth Jones who was invited in the 1930s to interview Joseph Stalin. In the USSR, he discovered the deliberate policy of starving Ukrainian farmers, commonly referred to today as the Holodomor.
One of the goals of the European Civilisation Chair at the College of Europe in Natolin is to study the causes of the rise of totalitarianism in Europe in the past century. The screening of Mr. Jones will introduce the students to the events that led to ethnic genocide through a deliberate policy of starving the Ukrainian population.
After the film, the students will participate in a discussion with the film director, Ms Agnieszka HOLLAND, President of the European Film Academy and Oscar nominee, as well as with relatives of Gareth Jones. The film was directed based on the book "More Than a Grain of Truth” by Gareth Jones's young niece, who discovered Jones's diaries in the 1990s.
For more information contact Ms Anna BANACH.