Our film screens on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (final film of the Session)
““Baba Babee Skazala” [“Grandmother Told Grandmother”], a documentary film by Verona resident, and first-time filmmaker, Matej Silecky, will have its world premiere at the Fall 2018 New Jersey Film Festival on Sunday, October 7 at 7 p.m.”
Our team continues to film interviews for the archives at the Ukrainian Museum Archives, Cleveland, Ohio. However, we know that sharing these experiences with a broader audience will be better achieved through film and digital media projects. After searching, we jumped in to working with Karen Everett of New Doc Editing. Karen was an instructor at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, which has a well-regarded documentary program, so it was a natural fit for our Director, Matej Silecky. Karen's fresh perspective and spot-on scheduling is a great asset to Baba Babee Skazala!
Matej Silecky & Evan Yee returned to Denver, to reunite with interviewees & supporters there. The goal: to learn about collecting mushrooms first hand, while it was in season - an activity learned in Ukraine, continued in Germany & in the United States. While we were working, this activity made for a fun couple of days & we learned so much! Thank yous go out to the Figlus family for making this an awesome adventure!
I traveled from Berkeley, CA to Los Angeles, CA, where Evan Yee & I worked with some great friends to film interviews & events at the Ukrainian Culture Center in Los Angeles. A Huge thank you to the Chaikovskys for their support & assistance in all the arrangements for this trip. Without them, it would not have been the success it was!
I received word that "Baba Babee Skazala" is approved as a fiscally sponsored project of the International Documentary Association (IDA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions in support of "Baba Babee Skazala" are payable to IDA and are tax deductible as allowed by law.
IDA will administer all funds received in behalf of "Baba Babee Skazala" and exercise financial oversight to assure that funds are spent for their designated purpose.