As part of the Eurovision Festival ‘EuroFest’, Liverpool City council have funded 25 art projects as collaborations between the UK and Ukraine. One of the projects is the premiere of a new play called ‘Maria’ that charts the life of one Ukrainian woman from birth to death during the Holodomor, a soviet-caused famine in the 1930s.
The play is written by prominent Ukrainian director Yurii Radionov, and the cast are all Ukrainian refugees who have arrived in the UK in last year.
Newsnight follows the project over a month, from first rehearsal to opening night, documenting their story of overcoming the trauma of war and the power of art to bring them together.
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