A benefit for

The Earth Is As Blue As An Orange


1pm: H.E. Dmytro Kushneruk, Consul General of Ukraine in SF,
Mira Action Executive Director Sergei Ostapenko and team!

7pm: Mira Action Executive Director Sergei Ostapenko and team!

Winner of the Directing Award for World Cinema Documentary at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, THE EARTH IS AS BLUE AS AN ORANGE stands not only as a remarkable document of the Russo-Ukrainian War through the lens – literally – of this family’s creative process, but as an optimistic testament to the power of art and beauty in the face of destruction.

Krasnohorivka: a town on the front lines of the war-torn region of Eastern Ukraine. When poet/filmmaker Iryna Tsilyk first visits the Trofymchuk-Gladky family home, 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 for them to shoot a film inspired by their own life during a time of war. The creative process raises the question of what kind of impact 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.


BridGing humanity

Ambulances • Medical Supplies • Refugee Aid

Mira Action is a non-profit organization that specializes in sourcing and delivering emergency response vehicles and medical supplies to Ukrainian hospitals and ER centers.



in Russian and Ukrainian with English subtitles

Running Time 90

Genre Documentary

MPAA Rating Not Rated

Directed by
Iryna Tsilyk

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Admission & Prices

General Admission $15

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“Iryna Tsilyk’s striking, Sundance-awarded documentary views the War in Donbass through the prism of a Ukrainian family’s own filmmaking process.” – Variety

Iryna Tsilyk offers an intimate and surprisingly playful family’s eye view of life in the Ukraine warzone!” – Screen Daily

“A halo of kinship, love and the tenacious power of art is gathered around this film.” uardian

“A remarkably empathetic piece of documentary filmmaking!” – Backseat Mafia