Friday, September 18, 2009

Memories in the Sand, 1945

Once again, a reality talent show has unearthed an undiscovered gem proving that TV does retain some value. Meet the recent winner of "Ukraine’s Got Talent", Kseniya Simonova, who tells elaborate stories through sand animation with the help of a giant light box and her pinpoint artistic skill.

The above clip is 8.5 minutes but it gets more amazing as time goes on. Using a dramatic score and few defiant hair flips, this gifted young woman tells the story of the German invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II. You can't help but be moved and it's always refreshing to see the tools of storytelling redefined once again.

1 comment:

Heidi's heart said...

Though of course all other places on the planet have experienced suffering as well, when I think of Eastern Europe and of Russia, I think that suffering is simply ingrained in each inhabitant's soul, found in every clump of dirt.