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 12, 2012