As part of Welsh Week, the Welsh Society of Philadelphia in partnership with the Honorary Consul of Ukraine, Wales salutes Ukraine at this free screening of the biographical thriller movie Mr. Jones at the Philadelphia Film Center. Billed as the most important true story you will ever watch.
Mr Jones stars James Norton (Happy Valley, Grantchester), Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, Pieces of a Woman) and Peter Sarsgaard (The Batman, Dopesick) and is directed by Agnieszka Holland. The movie is based on the true but tragic story of Welsh journalist Gareth Jones. In 1933 Jones travels to the Soviet Union and uncovers the truth about the ‘Holodomor’ - the deathly famine caused by Stalin in Ukraine.
Responsible for millions of deaths, the Soviets desperately want to conceal the famine from the outside world and Jones is the only journalist brave enough to break the story to the western media. The screening is a partnership event between the Philadelphia Film Society and the Welsh Society of Philadelphia.
To learn more about Gareth Jones, see seminar The Man Who Knew Too Much at the North American Festival of Wales at 2:00pm Fri. Sept. 2 & 9:30am Sat. Sept. 3. Free entry to the seminar for holders of a North American Festival of Wales Day Pass ($35 per day) available here.
Welsh North American Association
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