Slovo (The Word) - Interactive Documentary

The cast is reading actual statements directed against those similar to them: namely, elderly, homosexuals, ‘non-Slavs’, HIV-positive, homeless or people with unusual appearance. All these are the ones who often find themselves being treated as ‘different’ or who easily become a target for unmotivated hatred. By pressing a space bar at any time the audience can ‘jump’ from these words to the deeds, which are symbolized by the project’s actual recordings of true aggression.

  • Kseniia Khrabrykh
  • Kseniia Khrabrykh
  • Svetlana Zakharova
  • Kate Glushkova
    Sound director
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    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 7, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
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Director Biography - Kseniia Khrabrykh

The founder of the Interactive Art Works is a director of interactive media, a graduate of the Department of Screen Arts at St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, an author of interactive and web-documentary projects and a participant of international workshops and festivals.

Kseniia’s main interests include nonlinear narrative, social activism, the theory of complex systems, gender equality, queer theories, etc. She works with interactive narratives as an author and a scholar for the last 10 years.

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Director Statement

«It would be rather wonderful if art could always give answers and change the world. Though I’m sure it doesn’t work like this. However, I know that art can ask questions. So it allows one to see and rethink something that was previously invisible by means of art».