•Early in 2008, I was contacted by
Mark Edwards, the
Parisian-based, American producer of The
Living saying that he had been commissioned by the Pres. Yushchenko and his wife to research and then produce a definitive documentary about the
Holodomor.He mentioned he had come across our commemorative Gareth Jones website and would like discuss the possibility of our cooperation. Despite both of us
living in Europe we eventually
met up on a bitterly cold night in February
2008 at the Ukrainian National Home Restaurant
in New York; where seemingly he became smitten by Gareth’s heroic story!
was heard until early June 2008, when
he asked if he could come with a researcher to look at our Gareth Jones materials including the
‘famine’ diaries… This he did
and we went to Aberystwyth, Wales together
where most of Gareth’s archives reside.