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THE EARTH IS BLUE AS AN ORANGE
ЗЕМЛЯ БЛАКИТНА, НІБИ АПЕЛЬСИН
Dokumentary 2020, UA | LT 74 Min, OmeU
In the surreal environment in the Ukrainian war zone Donbass, between exploding grenades and shootings in the streets, four siblings and their mother try to live their everyday life. Due to their passion for film and in order to understand the present together, they make a film about what they have experienced and still witness. The script is discussed at the kitchen table, the living room is converted into a studio and the family members open up to each other and the camera. Between hopelessness and cohesion, filmmaking here becomes a meaningful hold. THE EARTH IS BLUE AS AN ORANGE is a film within a film, whose multifaceted impact becomes visible: a possibility for reflection, a family and community project, giving space for agency, an anchor in a time of crisis, a possibility to capture experiences - for the present and for the future. A sensitive portrait, pleading for the importance of film in a state of emergency.