May 12, 2012

Received great news today that Family Portrait in Black and White is a Jury Award Winner at the film festival in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We, the producers of the film, were always interested to know how will this documentary be received in Africa. Even though Family Portrait in Black and White takes place in Ukraine, 5,ooo km away, its narrative and the children’s stories are very much connected to modern Africa. I think this jury prize confirms our belief that this film successfully shows the interconnectedness of the world we live in and the well-being of these bi-racial orphans in Ukraine matters across continents.

May 04, 2012

Family Portrait in Black and White poster

After traveling all over the world, adjusting to time zones and collecting many airmiles we have returned to our hometown of Vancouver to present award winning Family Portrait in Black and White at Denman Cinema, 1737 Comox Street, Vancouver from May 11-17th at 4:00pm daily.

And to celebrate our mothers and Olga Nenya, the star of the film, we will be doing a special Mother’s Day presentation on Sunday, May 13th at 4:00pm. Julia Ivanova, the director of the film, will be present to share her thoughts on motherhood, dissecting the ultimate Soviet matriarch who has dedicated her life to fostering Ukrainian orphans.