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.