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To Papa

2007 International Student Travel Video Contest Entry

To Papa

  • Shani Gur
  • 2007
  • 4:00

“A Trip to Papa” is a beautiful short film chronicling one Israeli woman’s desire to scour Russia for the father she left behind 16 years before. With geopolitics, geologists and family divisions standing in the way of her long-imagined reunion, Shani takes us from a breathless border crossing during the 1991 Soviet putsch to her current studies at the SHAR Animation Direction School in Moscow. Shani plans to return to her fraternal grandmother’s home town to start the search for her papa – we wish her the best of luck, and send her on her way with $2500! If you haven’t watched her film, please do, you don’t want to miss this visual feast.

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