Portrait of a Village



I made this film in the village my family had to leave in the 1940s. It began as an exploration of my feelings about being British with a Grandfather who fought for the nazis and a recent revelation that I have Jewish ancestors. It ended up being a celebration of the wonderful Ukrainian villagers who replaced my Black Sea German relatives.


Directed And Filmed By Catherine Losing

Editor - Lindsay Watson

Sound Design - Matt Waites

Location Sound - Ben Walker

Grade - Peter Oppersdorff, MPC London

In Association With The Museum of Odessa Art and British Council Ukraine

Special Thanks To: 

Natalia Revko

Vova Chigrinets

Tsybulivka School