The Birth of A Nation. Program 1, From Rus to UkraineDVD - 2015
"This balanced and highly informative four-part- documentary series provides an unprecedented look at the cultural and political history of Ukraine. Interviews with historians combined with unique archival footage paints a raw and immediate portrait of a nation dramatically fighting for and maintaining its independence." Program 1.: The introduction of Christianity in 988 and the formation of a powerful state, Kyiv Rus, marked the beginning of Euro-centric history for the Eastern Slavs. Paradoxically, 250 years later, after the Tartar-Mongol invasion, the state of Kyiv Rus ceased to exist, it was the very Mongol occupation that induced the formation of three nations-the Ukrainians, the Russians and the Byelorussians. Kyiv would return to its former splendor and, owing to Petro Mohyla and others, Ukrainian culture would develop in tandem with European culture.
Publisher: Wheeling, IL : Film Ideas, 2015
Branch Call Number: DVD 947.7 UKRAINE V.1 1DISC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (50 min.) : sound, color : 4 3/4 in digital,optical,stereo NTSC rda video file,DVD video,all regions
Alternative Title: From Rus to Ukraine