The Sheptytsky Institute invited members of the Ottawa public to meet Dr. Dani Stodilka, the producer and director of “A Kingdom Reborn,” at the premiere of her beautiful film documentary on the history, culture and spirituality of Western Ukraine.
Dr. Stodilka was warmly greeted by the audience and answered questions about the making of this film as well as her future artistic plans. Judging by the quality of the production, we were delighted to learn that the young and talented Canadian filmmaker and member of the Canadian Film and Television Production Association has more ongoing projects for us to anticipate.
Among the prominent participants at the event were the Rector of Saint Paul University – the Rev. Dr. Dale Schlitt, Ukraine’s Cultural Attaché – Ms. Olena Zakharova, and the Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada – His Excellency Dr. Ihor Ostash who greeted the assembly with warm words of welcome. Almost 200 people were present to enjoy the impressive film presentation, and to meet personally with Dr. Stodilka at the wine and cheese reception which followed.
At the conclusion of the film, Professor Peter Galadza of the Sheptytsky Institute addressed the audience with an inspiring appeal to offer goodwill donations to support students from Ukraine who study at Saint Paul University. These women and men come from Ukraine to avail themselves of the academically stimulating atmosphere of the Sheptytsky Institute and Saint Paul University and to have access to the largest theological library in Canada. Most importantly, they come to study in order to return to Ukraine and to help in her spiritual rebirth as depicted in “A Kingdom Reborn”.
For additional information about the movie and/or to contact Dr. Dani Stodilka please visit: www.akingdomreborn.com
To contact the Sheptytsky Institute Office of Communications: 613-236-1393, ext. 2651.