After generations of conflict, a new crisis opens old wounds.
Hania’s Baba has a secret. A secret she’s bringing with her to her grave.
Since moving into the Long-Term Care Centre, her grandmother has been restless. Agitated. Something from her past is haunting her. She urges Hania to return to their Ukrainian homeland to seek out a missing piece of their family history.
Hania’s search for answers brings her to the edge of the ongoing war in Eastern Ukraine. Here she meets the people and sees the places touched by war, and finally confronts the truths of her Baba’s past. Blood of Our Soil tells a personal story of war and trauma that spans generations.
Makuch, Lundeen and MacKenzie have done a remarkable job of creating a theatrical experience that ties together a heritage journey with thoughtful commentary on a place tragically caught up in cycles of oppression and violence. – Karen Fricker, Toronto Star