This video shows the winner of 2009's " 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 German invasion during World War II.
Her talent is mesmerizing to watch.
Makes our talent shows seem so shallow in comparison.
The images, projected onto a large screen, moved many in the audiences to tears and she won the top prize of about $75,000.
She begins creating a scene by showing a couple sitting and 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.
An art critic said:
"I find it difficult enough to create art using paper and pencils or paintbrushes, but using sand and fingers is beyond me. The art, especially when the war is used as the subject matter, even brings some audience members to tears.
And there's surely no bigger compliment."
"That Tree" Music Video by Snoop Dogg feat. Kid Cudi. Three-Point Stance directed and produced this music video for Snoop Dogg's "That Tree" featuring Kid Cudi. All graphics courtesy of Visual Creatures. Snoop and Kidi's Diplo-produced collaboration "That Tree"appears on Snoop's new album More Malice, a deluxe re-release of his Malice N Wonderland LP that features 5 songs from the original, 5 brand new songs, and 2 remixes.
Kingdom really pulled out the stops for this years inline comp at NASS and the skating this year got a little crazy. With big gaps, double back flips on the mega ramp and people pulling out 1080s like they where nothing.
Brian Aragon took the win with flawless skating in the finals, which saw him drop hammer after hammer. Romain Godinaire took 2nd and also won the Mega Ramp with a fakie 1260! Which has never been done by any sport on this ramp.
Stephen Swain took 3rd and also the best trick along with with Dan Aldridge. Dan dropped a massive flat 5 over the quarter pipe gap but Swain refused to back down and threw a misty flip and a massive 900 out of the course to tie with Dan for the win.
All in all it was an amazing competition once again and if you missed it, make sure you make it next year.
Filmed and Edited
By Jordan Maders
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