August 14, 2009

We interrupt today's regularly scheduled broadcast

. . . to bring your attention to this beautiful video. It starts a little slow, but is jaw-dropping by the end.

Proof that the Ukraine has talent, in the sand:

If anyone gets the Ukranian cultural references, please comment! I want to know why everyone is crying in the middle.


punkassjim said...

Man, I love this type of art. So expressive, so emotional, so QUICK! I can't believe the creativity in some people.

Asianmommy said...

Wow--that's amazing work.

OTR sister said...

I was curious too so I read through a bunch of the comments on YouTube. Here are some relevant explanations:

About 1:30 is the radio announcement of the first Nazi attack.

The obelisk is a monument to an unknown soldier.

The Ukraine lost 17 million during WWII, mostly due to Stalin starving the country.

At the end she writes in Russian: You are always near.

The artist ended up being the winner.

Anonymous said...

Way to go, OTR Sister!

Yes, it's a Ukrainian Guernica.
With a condemnation of both
the Naziis and the Soviets.

The audience is reliving the
horrors from 1939 thru 1945.
Many reasons to cry.

Snickollet said...

Thank you for sharing that--amazing. And thanks to OTRsis for the explanations.

The twins' nanny is from Ukraine. I am planning to show this to her tomorrow (although likely she has already seen it.)

Liz said...