indieWIRE recently profiled a 2011 Sundance film titled “Family Portrait in Black and White.” The film is set in a Ukrainian village and features Olga Nenya, a Ukranian woman who raises 23 foster children. 16 of the children are the biracial offspring of visiting African students and Ukrainian women.
The Sundance Institute describes Olga’s character as “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.”” See the full indieWIRE feature by clicking here.