This emotion-charged thriller is the story of Gareth Jones (1905-1935), a Welsh journalist whose dedication to truth in media is a pointed reminder of what we need in media today. Part character-driven drama, part socially conscious history lesson, Mr Jones is a truth-based narrative feature from the great Agnieszka Holland.
At a time of heightened political tensions and the impending outbreak of war in Europe, young journalist Jones focused worldwide attention on the 1932-33 Holodomor, the systematic starvation of millions of ethnic Ukrainians under Stalin’s Soviet regime.
Holland’s Mr. Jones is not only an engaging and timely history lesson about the Soviet sanctioned Holodomor in Ukraine, it is also compelling reminder of the crucially important role that a legitimate, accurate and accountable free press plays in monitoring and mitigating events that impact the world’s well being. Read full review on CINEMA CITIZEN.