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New Directors Competition

The Earth Is Blue as an Orange

Zemlya Blakytna, Hiby Apelcyn

Ukraine, Lithuania 2020 Documentary cor 74 min.

Single mother Anna and her four children live in the front-line war zone of Donbas, Ukraine. While the outside world is made up of bombings and chaos, the family is managing to keep their home as a safe haven, full of life and full of light. Every member of the family has a passion for cinema, motivating them to shoot a film inspired by their own life during a time of war. The creative process raises the question of how to picture war through fiction. For Anna and the children, transforming trauma into a work of art is the ultimate way to stay human.

Presented at Sundance, Berlin and Hot Docs film festivals.

Ukraine Lithuania documentary war art chaos metalanguage family cinema international festivals


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produzido por

Albatros Communicos, Moonmakers

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