A work of fiction drawn from true events, When the Sky Was No Longer Blue is a shattering account of three generations' response to one of humanity’s most devastating crimes, a tale of unspeakable terror that culminates in a universal message and an important call for prevention.
The past bleeds into the present for Jeet, a survivor of a brutal genocide who, decades later, is still tormented by it regularly. It is a past from which injustice still bellows, a past in which human rights and humanity were deeply buried, a past more terrible than most of us could contemplate. Through her enduring nightmares and memories, we embark on a journey of survival with Jeet, who is now a grandmother spending the summer with her beloved grandchildren, Rinny and Raj. Over its course, the teenagers come face to face with their grandmother’s truth and the family history she’s kept hidden from them. Jeet decides to share her experience only after much tortured contemplation, shedding her long-held conviction that shielding future generations from the cruelty was best. With this choice, Jeet reconciles with her past, and Rinny and Raj help her to heal. Along the way, they delve into the topic of genocides and preventing mass atrocities against humanity.