Family Portrait in Black and White

Screenings

2012 Season
London

In a Ukrainian village, the formidable Olga Nenya single-handedly raises 23 foster children. Sixteen are the mixed-race offspring of visiting African students and Ukrainian women, who often see no choice but to abandon their babies. And that’s where Olga comes in. Family Portrait in Black and White is an inspired and challenging tale about the meaning of family that charts the rhythms of Olga’s hectic household, where the children find safety in a society that constantly reminds them they are outsiders.

Filmmaker(s): 
Julia Ivanova
Year: 
2011
99m
Genre: 
Documentary