Animated Diaries of War: COFFEE
10/14/2023 @ 7:30p
LOCATION:   The Loge    
GENRE:   Animation

Animated Diaries of War: COFFEE – 5:10 Minutes

(CONFLICT Short Block)

Director: Sophia Kornienko

An animated short film based on an authentic interview with Olha Ostapenko and her daughter Milana, Ukrainian refugees who survived the first weeks of the war in their native city of Sumy in northeastern Ukraine. We recorded this interview in Belgium in April 2022. As I’m writing this in April 2023, the Sumy region is still being shelled.

This is an independent production on the intersection of journalism and animation, utilizing the latest generative AI models as a conceptual choice. This approach is aimed at revealing the contrast between technological breakthroughs and the anachronism of the Russian invasion, representing a clash of civilization and obscurantism.

EMOTIONS:     Informed     Intrigued     Sad

TOPICS:     Controversy     History     Slice of Life

TYPE:     War