Éditeur:University of Manitoba Press, 2014Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.
- Author: Martynowych, Orest T.Date:Created2014Summary:
A quixotic figure, Vasile Avramenko (1895-1981) used folk culture and modern media in a life-long crusade to promote Ukraine’s struggle for independence to North American audiences. From his base in New York City, he built a network of folk dance schools and produced musical spectacles to help Ukrainian immigrants sustain their identity. His feature-length Ukrainian language films made in the 1930s with Hollywood director Edgar G. Ulmer, the “king of ethnic and B movies,” were shown throughout North America. Orest T. Martynowych’s The Showman and the Ukrainian Cause is a fascinating portrait how culture can become a political tool in a diaspora community.Sujets: Avramenko, Vasylʹ | Canada | Ukraine | Dancers | Folk dancing, Ukrainian | Motion picture producers and directorsOriginal Publisher: Winnipeg, University of Manitoba PressLanguage(s): English