Film director of the movie about Holodomor Mr. Jones (The Price of Truth) Agnieszka Holland was awarded with Order of Princess Olga. Such decree from November 22, 2019 was published on the website of the President of Ukraine.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky awarded the film director Agnieszka Holland with the Order of Princess Olga of 3rd class “for a significant contribution to the commemoration of victims of the genocide of Ukrainian people - Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine, and devoted activity aimed at showing the truth about the Holodomor.”
Agnieszka Holland is a Polish film director, head of the European Film Academy, laureate of the Golden Globe, two-time Oscar nominee for ‘Europa, Europa’ (1991) and ‘In Darkness’ (2011).
As it was reported earlier, the first footage from Agnieszka Holland’s 'Mr. Jones,' was published. The movie was filmed in Poland, Ukraine, and the UK.
'Mr. Jones' tells the little-known story of Gareth Jones, a young British journalist who traveled to the Soviet Union in 1933. He wanted to tell the world about the appalling reality of the communist regime, Stalin and the government-induced famine in Ukraine. His efforts are frustrated not just by the Soviet censors, but other Western journalists ignored him as well. Jones’ story helped to inspire George Orwell on creating the novel 'Animal Farm.'