The film about Olgerd Bochkovsky is a story of one of many representatives of the Ukrainian elites known in the scientific circles of the world, but "erased" from the memory of his people.
The main idea of the film is to show the contribution of Olgerd Hippolyte Bochkovsky to the study of the processes of the birth and development of modern nations, the analysis of nation-building processes in Europe, Asia, Africa, both Americas and even Australia, are universally recognized specialists. He was the "lawyer" of the Ukrainian issue in the world, opposed Soviet propaganda. During the Holodomor of 1932-33 he was the Chairman of the Committee for the Assistance to the Starving in Ukraine. In Europe, he is considered one of the leading European experts in the theory of nation and national relations of the first half of the twentieth century. In Ukraine, his figure and scientific achievements are unknown. Now, in the process of establishing a national identity and European affiliation, these issues are extremely important for Ukraine.
The basis for the creation of the tape was the 2018 edition of the Selected Works and Documents of Olgerd Hippolyte Bochkovskiy (Dukh and Letter Publishing). In addition to the elaboration of biographers, journalists will meet respected experts, visit archives, go to the place where the film's hero was born and acted to record testimonies. The dogs will be in the village. Dolinskoe (Kherson oblast), Kiev, Dnipro, as well as abroad in the Czech Republic (Prague and Podebrada).
NGO "Demforum" has invited scientific consultants to work together. A journalist, historian, member of the Strategic Group of Advisers under the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Miroslav Chek, Professor Yaroslav Hrytsak, professor at the University of Warsaw and compiler of the multi-volume edition of Selected Works and Documents Olea Hnatyuk and other members of the editorial board of the series " Ukraine. Europe: 1921-1939 ": Roman Vysotsky, Mark von Gagen, Igor Galagid, Andrea Graziosi, Alexander Zaitsev, Sergei Plokhia, Victor Rybchuk, Frank Sisin and Yuri Shapoval.
During filming, many archival documents, scientific works, chronicles as well as filming of the main events in the life of the hero and unique testimonies of contemporaries will be involved. The film will have both historical and cultural value.
The project is supported by the Ukrainian cultural foundation.