Our memories play an important role in the construction of identity and self-awareness. My childhood memories have acquired a special value for me since the outbreak of the full-scale war in Ukraine, my home country. For many children, this time will become a formative memory. My childhood in Ukraine was different and I want to share it with the audience in the form of an animated short. In the film I tell a personal story about my childhood memories and explore how memories are preserved and why they have a special meaning for people.
Alexandra is an award-winning Ukrainian illustrator and animator, currently in Vienna, Austria. She studied visual communication in Kyiv(KNUCA), Vienna(Angewandte) and London(UAL). In her works she addresses modern, urban and people – inspired topics, often in a humorous way, using bright colours and mixed media.