The Earth is Blue as an Orange
When poet/filmmaker Iryna Tsilyk first visits the Trofymchuk-Gladky family home in the war-zone town of Krasnohorivka, Ukraine, she is surprised by what she finds: while the outside world is made up of bombings and chaos, single mother Anna and her four children are 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, so it feels natural to shoot a film inspired by their own life during a time of war. The creative process raises the question of what kind of power the magical world of cinema might have during times of disaster, and how to picture war through the camera’s lens. For Anna and the children, transforming trauma into a work of art is the ultimate way to stay human.
Director: Iryna Tsilyk
Cinematography: Viacheslav Tsvietkov
Editing: Ivan Bannikov
Music: Jonas Maksvytis
With: Ganna Gladka, MyroslavaTrofymchuk, AnastasiiaTrofymchuk, VladyslavTrofymchuk, Stanislav Gladky, Olena Gladka, Olga Gladka, Danylo Dydenko
Produced by: CAT&DOCS