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.

The project was nominated for the Sheffield International Film Festival and awarded Silver in the Project catagory at the Association of Photography Awards.

Directed and Shot 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 Modern Art Odesa and British Council Ukraine

Special Thanks To: 
Natalia Revko
Vova Chigrinets
Tsybulivka School