Days of Ukrainian Cinema in Houston
Presented by the Consulate General of Ukraine in Houston, University of St. Thomas and Rice Cinema

A House Made of Splinters
Directed by Simon Lereng Wilmont
(Ukraine, 2022, 81 mins.)
Wednesday, April 12
Reception at 6:00 PM
Film introduction and screening at 7:00 PM
With Q&A post film
Rice Cinema, Sewall Hall, 301
Register here for A House Made of Splinters

A documentary of stunning intimacy, A House Made of Splinters is an observational film about children living in a group home in Lysychansk, Ukraine; it’s designed to be a temporary living situation for children in at-risk situations. The women who run the home are caring and nurturing, but that can’t change the struggles the children face every day: longing for parents whose alcoholism keeps them from even visiting, or fearing violence at home, or worrying that they’ll be separated from their siblings and friends. There are no easy answers, but Simon Lereng Wilmont’s careful camerawork and clear rapport with the children lead to uncommonly candid footage and, occasionally, a sense of hope” – Alyssa Wilkinson, Vox.

Discounted parking at Founder’s Court. $5 flat rate, credit card required.



Hostomel: The Story of One House (2022)
Directed by Victor Storm
Thursday, April 20, 2023
7:00 PM Screening | Reception to Follow
Anderson Hall 103, University of St. Thomas
Register here for the Hostomel screening at St. Thomas. 

Hostomel is a riveting and true account of events which unfolded in the earliest days of the Russian invasion, from February 24 (the first day of invasion) to March 12 of 2022. The movie documents the first days of the fighting and tells the story of neighbors in one building who united and were able to escape from the occupied city.
Registration is required.


This series is sponsored by the Consulate General of Ukraine in Houston, Rice Cinema at Rice University, Center for International Studies at the University of St. Thomas, and the Houston/Southeast Texas Chapter of the Fulbright Association For more information about the series, contact:

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