OUR FILM ONCE THERE WAS A SEA… AWARDED IN CLERMONT-FERRAND
Animated documentary by Joanna Kozuch Once There Was a Sea… after its Slovak screening was also presented to the international audience. After its premiere at the prestigious short film festival in Clermont-Ferrand inFrance, it received the Student Jury Prize there.
Once There Was a Sea… is a story about the Aral Sea. Most of the changes in climate and landscape in the area of the Aral Sea are the outcomes of one of the worst man-made eco-catastrophes in human history. The Aral Sea is dying. The idea of the film Once There Was a Sea… came to mind of director Joanna Kozuch during her train trips through the region of Middle Asia in 2008 and 2014. The film is inspired by the place on the borders of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan and the stories and destinies of the people that she has met when I was exploring the disaster of Aral Sea.