Black Events : July 13-19th, New York, theartical release of "Family Portrait in Black and White".

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First Pond Entertainment is proud to announce the U.S. theatrical release of Family Portrait in Black and White. An official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and winner of Best Canadian Feature Film at the Hot Docs Film Festival, Family Portrait in Black and White opens Friday, July 13th in New York (AMC 25) with a national release to follow.

In a Ukrainian village, big-hearted, formidable Olga Nenya single-handedly raises 23 foster children. Sixteen are the biracial offspring of visiting African students and Ukrainian women, who, living in a country of blue-eyed blondes that’s racked with endemic racism, often see no choice but to abandon their babies. Family Portrait in Black and White charts the rhythms of Olga’s hectic household, rife with rambunctious kids and goats. As diverse dramas unfold among the brood—a high-schooler struggling to transcend his plight through education, a boy longing to reunite with his Ugandan father, and a child courted for Italian adoption—Olga reveals herself to be loving and protective, but also narrow-minded and controlling. A product of communist ideology, she favors collective duty over individual freedom. It’s this philosophy that gives the orphans the rich sense of belonging they ache for, as well as cause for rebellion and distrust, in this lyrical, sometimes gut-wrenching tale about the meaning of “Mama,” “family,” and “nation.”

Family Portrait in Black and White
2011, 85 minutes, unrated
In Russian, Italian and Ukrainian with English subtitles
A First Pond Entertainment Release.

The screenings will take place at AMC Empire 25
234 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
From July 13th to July 19th 2012
 

Clyde C Coger Jr

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First Pond Entertainment is proud to announce the U.S. theatrical release of Family Portrait in Black and White. An official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and winner of Best Canadian Feature Film at the Hot Docs Film Festival, Family Portrait in Black and White opens Friday, July 13th in New York (AMC 25) with a national release to follow.

In a Ukrainian village, big-hearted, formidable Olga Nenya single-handedly raises 23 foster children. Sixteen are the biracial offspring of visiting African students and Ukrainian women, who, living in a country of blue-eyed blondes that’s racked with endemic racism, often see no choice but to abandon their babies. Family Portrait in Black and White charts the rhythms of Olga’s hectic household, rife with rambunctious kids and goats. As diverse dramas unfold among the brood—a high-schooler struggling to transcend his plight through education, a boy longing to reunite with his Ugandan father, and a child courted for Italian adoption—Olga reveals herself to be loving and protective, but also narrow-minded and controlling. A product of communist ideology, she favors collective duty over individual freedom. It’s this philosophy that gives the orphans the rich sense of belonging they ache for, as well as cause for rebellion and distrust, in this lyrical, sometimes gut-wrenching tale about the meaning of “Mama,” “family,” and “nation.”

Family Portrait in Black and White
2011, 85 minutes, unrated
In Russian, Italian and Ukrainian with English subtitles
A First Pond Entertainment Release.

The screenings will take place at AMC Empire 25
234 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
From July 13th to July 19th 2012


In the Spirit of Sankofa,




... Welcome to Destee.com Mountain Blue, enjoy your stay. At first read, I admit, this seemed unreal; but I found this:


Sixteen are the biracial offspring of visiting African students and Ukrainian women, who, living in a country of blue-eyed blondes that’s racked with endemic racism, often see no choice but to abandon their babies. Family Portrait in Black and White charts the rhythms of Olga’s hectic household, rife with rambunctious kids and goats. As diverse dramas unfold among the brood—a high-schooler struggling to transcend his plight through education, a boy longing to reunite with his Ugandan father, and a child courted for Italian adoption—Olga reveals herself to be loving and protective, but also narrow-minded and controlling.


Peace In,


 
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Thank you for the warm welcome, Clyde Coger :)

Yes, the story of this film is hard to believe, but it is true and very real.

Sincerely,
Mountain Blue.
 

Clyde C Coger Jr

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In the Spirit of Sankofa,




... Tell me Mountain Blue, could this be you:


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There has been a lot of talk about racism in East Europe over the last few months, when BBC advised the African-English fans not to attend the European Soccer Championship in Ukraine. There is, however, a documentary film that tells about African-Ukrainian orphans growing up in this country. What do you guys think about this film?
http://www.topix.com/forum/afam/T5VDK4HKDRF3HUB57


If it is, would you expound more on the above highlighted statement?


Peace In,


 

Clyde C Coger Jr

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Thank you for the warm welcome, Clyde Coger :)

Yes, the story of this film is hard to believe, but it is true and very real.

Sincerely,
Mountain Blue.


In the Spirit of Sankofa,




... Not a problem Mountain Blue (thank you), but aren't you creating too many accounts? Its going to be hard to manage two.



Peace In,


 

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