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Fertile Ground Film Series

December 18, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm



Fertile Ground Film Series
– Short Talks + Feature Films –

The Earth is as Blue as an Orange

Directed by Iryna Tsilyk
1h 14m, with English subtitles


Iryna Tsilyk is a Ukrainian writer and filmmaker from Kyiv. Her documentary The Earth Is Blue As an Orange, won the “Directing Award” at the Sundance Film Festival in 2020, and made its European Premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, and her books have been translated into ten languages. Throughout Russia’s war on Ukraine, she has actively taken part in literary readings, documentary filmmaking, and tutoring for children in Donbas.

The Earth Is Blue As an Orange Synopsis
In the town of Krasnohorivka on the front lines of war-torn Eastern Ukraine, Anna and her children keep their home a safe haven, full of life and light, through their love of cinema. But the film they make together transforms trauma into art for an entire community. Watch trailer

About Fertile Ground Film Series
The Fertile Ground Film Series celebrates Ukrainian creativity and thought. Even in the face of hostility, Ukraine is experiencing a new renaissance. This series invites modern Ukrainian voices to give short talks that give our audiences context and perspective for the films we screen every month.



Fertile Ground Film Series


December 18, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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