Private Project

When We Starve

Mini Documentary describing the physical, psychologic and spiritual suffering of people during the Holodomor

  • Borys Buniak MD
  • Borys and Lida Buniak
  • Borys Buniak MD and Carmen Emmi
  • Ulana Suprun, MD
    Key Cast
  • Bishop Borys Gudziak
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 28, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Film Program: Exploring the Ukrainian Holodomor
    United States
    November 15, 2018
    Detroit Institute of the Arts
Director Biography - Borys Buniak MD

President of Ukrainian Medical Association of North America 2015-2017, Director of Endoscopy at Saint Jospeh's Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, NY.

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Director Statement

Death by starvation is agonizing and cruel. Forced starvation on survivors has long lasting effects on the individual. By describing stages of starvation as experienced by victims of the Holodomor, we are hoping this film would serve as a reminder to us all that such horrors should never be tolerated or repeated.