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Fertile Ground Film Series

October 9, 2022 - November 20, 2022



Fertile Ground Film Series
– Short Talks + Feature Films –

Contemporary full-length feature films, made in Ukraine,
in Ukrainian, with English subtitles
Short talks
by filmmakers, writers, journalists

Sunday, October 9
Sunday, November 20
Sunday, December 18
Screenings at 2PM

Tickets: $20/person, $10 – UIA Members, free – Ukrainian citizens

My Thoughts Are Silent
Sunday, October 9 at 2pm. In Ukrainian, with English subtitles.
Directed by Antonio Lukich.

Synopsis: Vadim just got his lucky break and a shot at his dream job, but he will have to survive a roadtrip with his mother first. Watch trailer

With an introductory talk by Volodymyr Yermolenko, philosopher, analyst and editor-in-chief of Ukraine World.


Stop Zemlia
Sunday, November 20 at 2pm. In Ukrainian, with English subtitles.
Directed by Kateryna Gornostai. Premiered at the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival.

Synopsis: A coming of age film about leaving your comfort zone, both universal and specific to the experience of the current generation of Ukrainian young people. Watch trailer

With an introductory talk by Shadows Project co-founder and Kyiv Post writer Kvitka Perehinets.


The Earth is as Blue as an Orange
Sunday, December 18 at 2pm. In Ukrainian, with English subtitles.
Directed by Iryna Tsilyk.

Synopsis: To cope with the daily trauma of living in a war-zone, Anna and her children make a film together about their life in surreal surroundings. Watch trailer

With an introductory talk by director Iryna Tsilyk, winner of the Sundance Film Festival “Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary” Award.


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


October 9, 2022
November 20, 2022
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