Documentary Masterclass: Iryna Tsilyk

Join us for a director masterclass with Iryna Tsilyk, discussing her phenomenal debut feature documentary The Earth Is Blue as an Orange. Free, RSVP required to receive a Zoom link. 

Presented in partnership with Document Human Rights Film Festival.

The Earth is Blue as an Orange screens 25-31 January, available to view from anywhere in the UK.



Single mother Anna and her four children live in the front-line war zone of Donbas, Ukraine. While the outside world is made up of bombings and chaos, the family is 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, motivating 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 power the magical world of cinema could have during times of disaster. How to picture war through fiction? For Anna and the children, transforming trauma into a work of art is the ultimate way to stay human.

Watch the trailer


Writer/Director Iryna Tsilyk graduated from Kyiv National University of Theatre, Cinematography and Television named by Karpenko-Kary in TV directing in 2005. Her previous short fiction and documentary films were presented and awarded at various international film festivals. In addition, Tsilyk has been working as a writer. Some of her works have been translated into various languages and presented at different international literary festivals.


29 January 2021, 02.00PM - 04.00PM



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