Join us for a special screening of The Earth is as Blue as an Orange followed by a panel discussion. Exquisitely shot and bold in its approach, director Iryna Tsilyk’s documentary follows single mother Anna and her four children as they document their lives under siege in Donbass, Ukraine.
Questioning the power of cinema and the magical world it helps create during times of disaster, this exceptional documentary, winner of the World Cinema Documentary Award in Sundance, observes, with miraculous insight, a family—and a filmmaker—cope with war using their cameras, working in tandem to create meaning out of a meaningless conflict as the ultimate way to stay human.
Fri 11 March 7.50pm | free but booking is essential: book here.
Followed by a panel discussion with Olenka Z. Pevny, Associate Professor of Pre-Modern Slavonic and Ukrainian Studies (University of Cambridge) and other guests tba.
The public will be able to make voluntary contributions to grassroots organisations providing humanitarian aid in Ukraine – with a focus on medical provision and refugee support.
This screening is organised in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to the UK, the Ukrainian Institute in London, EUNIC LONDON, the People’s Film Club, Cambridge Ukrainian Studies, and Migration Collective.
The Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland is a member of EUNIC.
EUNIC has published a joint statement on the situation in Ukraine:
“As the network of European Union National Institutes for Culture, we collectively condemn the aggression against Ukraine, a blatant and unprovoked attack on democracy. We express our support and solidarity with our colleagues, peers and the people of Ukraine. Our work as a network of cultural relations practitioners strives for an approach of dialogue in the pursuit of trust and a peaceful global order.”
Read the whole statement here.