Monday, February 01, 2010

Sand and War

Ukraine's Got Talent
We all know about the extraordinary Susan Boyle but the worldwide appeal of reality talent shows took a different turn last summer. Kseniya Simonova, age 24, won 2009's top prize by using sand animation to show how ordinary people were affected by the German invasion during WWII. Ukraine was devastated by the pre-war famines under Stalin; war casualties took the lives of nearly one in four.

If you've not seen the video, please do. If you have seen it, well worth another view.