For centuries, the people of Transcarpathia were isolated by politics, geography and poverty. Following WW1, as neighbouring states eyed the strategic and material potential of Transcarpathia, the region experienced a cultural renaissance. In 1939, as Europe prepared for war, the battle for control of the region escalated. Against a swell of political and military interventions, the republic of Carpatho-Ukraine was born, sowing the seeds for an independent Ukraine.
Narrator: Edward Burns
Director / DP / Editor: Taras Khymych
Composer / Sound director: Liubomyr Solomchenko
Sound producer: Roman Mykulskyj
Arial Photography: Ruslan Hrytsaylo
Scientific consultant: Oleksandr Pahiria
Cast: Yurij Khvostenko, Halyna Dalyavska, Oleksandra Lyuta, Vasyl’ Korzhuk, Bohdan Revkevych, Dmytro Karshnevych, Mykola Bereza, Edward Burns, Volodymyr Pravosudov, Yaroslav Kirhach, Yaroslav Radevych, Oleh Sikyrynskyj