Family Portrait In Black And White
In a small village in racially charged Ukraine, headstrong Olga Nenya is foster-mom to 16 Ukrainian-African orphans. Despite hardships caused by their lack of money and the racist attitudes of their compatriots, these abandoned kids function as a family until under Olga's relentless dictatorial guidance. The film offers deep insight into a fraught community surrounding this one-of-a-kind clan and into the passions, hopes and hardships of a unique self-made family.
Family Portrait In Black And White has screened at film festivals all over the world - from Korea to Bermuda, from Mumbai to Amsterdam, including Sundance, Lost Angeles, Seattle, Cleveland, Hamptons, Vancouver and numerous others. Winner at Hot Docs Film Festive (Canada), Valladolid Film Festival (Spain), Miradasdoc (Canary Islands) and Addis Ababa Film Festival (Ethiopia).