Bitter Harvest 2017


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Set between the two World Wars and based on true historical events, BITTER HARVEST conveys the untold story of the Holodomor, the genocidal famine engineered by the tyrant Joseph Stalin. The film displays a powerful tale of love, honour, rebellion and survival at a time when Ukraine was forced to adjust to the horrifying territorial ambitions of the burgeoning Soviet Union. With an exceptional cast of established and rising stars, the film epically recreates one of the most dramatic and dangerous episodes in the history of 20th Century Europe.

A young man’s life is changed forever when the burgeoning Soviet Union’s ambition leads to Stalin’s army spilling into rural Ukraine.

A common myth involving famine is that that it’s entirely down to there not being enough food to go around an increasing human population . In other words there’s too many people to survive on an essential resource , or “Malthusian catastrophe” to give it its technical term. What is being said is that there’s too many people but there’s often the innuendo that there’s “too many (Insert black , brown or yellow here) people” here. The reality is that there’s more than enough food in the world and the problems of food supply lie elsewhere, Don’t believe me ? Ask yourself this:if there’s more than 7 billion people in the world , more than it has ever been why is it that in the last few years only the Horn of Africa and North Korea have suffered famines ? You see my point ? It’s nothing to do with resources and has everything to do with war in North East Africa and state policy in North Korea.BITTER HARVEST tells the story of one of the worst man made disasters in human history , that of the 1930s Soviet famine , most especially the Holodomor experience of the Ukrainians. Make no mistake because the famine was entirely man made where Josef Stalin rescinded Lenin’s New Economic Policy ( Lenin and Trotsky’s name change for capitalism )and executed or imprisoned everyone who knew anything about farming or engineering. A recipe for disaster in other words


Credited cast:
Max Irons Max Irons
Aneurin Barnard Aneurin Barnard
Barry Pepper Barry Pepper
Terence Stamp Terence Stamp
Samantha Barks Samantha Barks
Richard Brake Richard Brake
Tom Austen Tom Austen
Tamer Hassan Tamer Hassan
Lucy Brown Lucy Brown
Nicholas Aaron Nicholas Aaron
Walter Duranty
William Beck William Beck
Paul Hickey Paul Hickey
Jack Hollington Jack Hollington
Edward Akrout Edward Akrout
Professor Temchuck
Gary Oliver Gary Oliver