Utterly Amazing

My good friend E has just e-mailed me this and I had to share it with you.
It’s eight minutes long so only watch when you have time, and you might want to read the description below. Wow – is all I have to say.

“This video shows the winner of “Ukraine’s Got Talent”

Kseniya Simonova,24, drawing a series of pictures on an illuminated sand table showing how ordinary people were affected by the invasion uring World War II.

Her talent, which admittedly is a strange one, is mesmeric to watch.
The images, projected onto a large screen, moved many in the audience to tears and she won the top prize of about $130,000.00

She begins by creating a scene showing a couple sitting holding hands on a bench under a starry sky, but then warplanes appear and the happy scene is obliterated.

It is replaced by a woman’s face crying, but then a baby arrives and the woman smiles again. Once again war returns and Miss Simonova throws the sand into chaos from which a young woman’s face appears.

She quickly becomes an old widow, her face wrinkled and sad,before the image turns into a monument to an Unknown Soldier.

This outdoor scene becomes framed by a window as if the viewer is looking out on the monument from within a house. In the final scene, a mother and child appear inside and a man standing outside, with his hands pressed against the glass, saying goodbye.

The Great Patriotic War, as it is called in Ukraine , resulted in one in four of the population being killed with 8 to 11 million deaths out of a population of 42 million.”

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4 thoughts on “Utterly Amazing

  1. When you post something with the heading: Utterly Amazing, then I had to read and wow, I couldn't quite believe what I was seeing. Absolutely incredible. Thank you so much for sharing this. I will force the boyfriend to watch it in a minute though I may have put him off by explaining that she had the entire audience in tears… It was incredibly moving.

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