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Myth / Mіф: Documentary Film Toronto Screening

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2442 Bloor Street West

Toronto, ON M6S 1P8

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Toronto screening of “Myth / Міф” - the new film from the directors and creators of “The Ukrainians / Добровольці Божої Чоти” Leonid Kanter and Ivan Yasnij - tells the story of the life and death of Wassyl Slipak, a world class opera star who returned home to defend his fatherland.

Meet the director Kanter and Yasniy as well as Wassyls brother Orest Slipak who will also be in attendance.

Wassyl Slipak played an active and integral role in Maidan, the Revolution of Dignity, leading demonstrations and the volunteer movement in Paris, France. For Wassyl this was not enough, and in 2015 he decided to leave, putting his successful European opera career on hold to join the ranks of a volunteer battalion when his native Ukraine was invaded by Russia. He took his pseudonym “Myth” from his favorite aria, the aria of Mephistopheles.

Wassyl "Myth" Slipak was killed by a sniper’s bullet during a combat mission near Luhansk on June 29th 2016. He was posthumously awarded the title “Hero of Ukraine” (Герой України).

The filmmakers made use of archival footage of Wassyl both on and off the opera stage in France, and the battlefield in eastern Ukraine. “Myth / Міф” is a story of heroism, bravery, and making the ultimate sacrifice for what one believes in. It is the story of a boy who turned his musical talents into a successful opera career abroad, and the story of a man who could no longer stay away from the fight for the freedom of his homeland. A fight that would ultimately cost Wassyl his life. The story of a fight that must be told.

The film masterfully combines documentary footage and animation, which was created by celebrated Ukrainian animator Yuriy Zhurawel.

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