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THE EARTH IS BLUE AS AN ORANGE

Iryna Tsilyk / Ukraine, Lithuania / 2020 / 74 min

An audience favourite from Sundance and Berlin about a Ukrainian family who come together to make small films in the midst of turbulent and chaotic times.

As the war in Ukraine rumbles in the background, a single mother and her two children rally around their shared passion: making small films together. They recreate scenes from life in the midst of war, involving local village people and patrolling military personnel in the artistic process. The older sister in particular is fascinated by the possibilities of the medium, and when she is accepted into a film school, she is delighted. With the war-torn landscapes of the Donbass as a dramatic backdrop, the films provide not only light and hope in their lives, but also an opportunity to take the story into their own hands amid chaos.