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Wounded Land now on TheArchive

This week’s blog post highlights the documentary Wounded Land , which was originally supposed to be a film about the famous and historic winemaking regions of Ukraine. Their plans changed however when Russia further invaded, causing director Roman Zajac and cinematographer Andriy Semenyuk to pivot to creating a powerful film about the devastation of war , resilience, and the strength of the human spirit.  Even during a major war, a resilient group of winemakers continues to cultivate their passion amidst the dark clouds of conflict. For years, these dedicated individuals have produced exceptional wines, but their journey has been fraught with challenges as the country faces the turmoil of war with Russia . Due to this devastating war, more than 14 million Ukrainians have left their homes . The global repercussions of the war also have significant consequences felt in agricultural markets and food security. Ukrainian agriculture has suffered extensive damage, resulting in a mounting p

TheArchive: Presidents in Conflict

This post was originally published on (2/15/21) and updated on (2/21/22) . On the eve of some unpredictable tensions across the world, this President’s day TheArchive honors the Presidents who have led our country through conflict. Some have guided us past it while others caused it.   Either way, it’s challenging at the top, especially as we see President Biden navigate some very provocative leadership moments this week.  These stories of leadership have carved their way into our zeitgeist as they help to inform how our future can and may be shaped. In Ronald Reagan, The Hollywood Years, and Ronald Reagan, the Presidential Years , we track Reagan’s rise to power and his brush with the kind of conflict he could rise above. From that iconic moment on stage with Goldwater in 1964, to his governorship shortly thereafter, to his presidency, Reagan is celebrated as one of the most popular presidents of our time. But we also learn that the Iran-Contra affair certainly led to some unseen co