The Friday Fillip

Followers of the fillip will know I often like to get away from words on this weekly indulgence, and this is one of those times. The simple offering today is a video of a woman doing sand animation. This is not quite the same sand art that you might find a Tibetan Buddhist monk or a Navajo shaman doing, though there’s a kinship here, perhaps. This is story telling achieved by forming and reforming images in sand on a light tray as you watch the ebb and flow from above.

But seeing is understanding. So take a look at this eight-minute video of Ukrainian Kseniya Simonova (no relative, alas) narrate the Second World War from the Russian perspective. (Tip: make sure your sound is on, because Apocalyptica does Metallica on strings as background.) You’ll be amazed.

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