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Gardening in a War Zone (2023)

Film screening directly followed by an interview with Alla Olkhovska

Gardening in a War Zone (2023) Producer by Erin Benzakein / Directed by Rob Finch

Screening on Friday, April 19th 6:00 p.m. ​at 536 Ouray Ave., Grand Junction, CO 81501

Directly followed by an interview with Alla Olkhovska

Suggested donation of $10 at the door. All proceeds will go to Alla Olkhovska.

This film features Alla Olkhovska, a gardener, writer, photographer, and clematis seed grower in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Unable to leave the country, Alla supports her family by selling the rare seeds she collects from her small garden. This story is rooted in beauty, inspiration, and hope.

The Independent DocuFilm Screening Series, co-hosted by Junktown Cinema Club and UUCGV, is intended to serve as a platform to shed light on topics related to humanitarianism, environmentalism, and social justice with the idea that by meeting with the film creator/s after the showing, we equip the community with the information and tools to take steps of action inspired by the film.

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Date & Time

April 19, 2024

6:00PM - 7:15PM


Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley - 536 Ouray Avenue, Grand Junction, CO, 81501 536 Ouray Avenue Grand Junction 81501 CO US

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