Nutag-Homeland
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A visual poem and surrealist requiem for the Kalmyk people that were mass-deported by USSR from 1943-1957 and half of them died before they were allowed to return home. The film manifests itself as an archetype with frame by frame hand painted imagery, bringing back an example of human history on the eternal theme of diaspora and the loss of homeland, but more importantly, by referencing to the past and the lost, it poses a critical resistance to the current social political situations in the world.

Awards and mentions
Best Animation Award
Sarasota Film Festival
2017
Animation Award
20th Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
2016
Best Animation Film
22nd San Giò Verona Video Festival
2016
"Dino Coltro" prize to the memory of tradition
22nd San Giò Verona Video Festival
2016
2016
Canada
6:00
Original language
No dialogue

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Technical information

Color
Color
Image format
1.90:1
Sound
5.1
Stereo

Documentation

Further information

Technique:

Under camera animation, straight-ahead painting on one piece of paper. Shot on Canon digital camera with Dragonframe.

Keywords
Animation, deportation, exile, remembrance, Soviet Union