13 min.

Directors| Gintarė Valevičiūtė-Brazauskienė, Antanas Skučas
Script | Gintarė Valevičiūtė-Brazauskienė, Antanas Skučas
Animators | Svetlana Bezuglova, Milda Kargaudaitė, Pijus Balkaitis, Antanas Skučas, Aurelijus Čiupas, Rusnė Dragūnevičiūtė
Editing | Gintarė Valevičiūtė-Brazauskienė
Sound designer | Marius Salynas
Composer | Marius Salynas
Producers | Giedrė Burokaitė, Lauras Lučiūnas
Production company | Tylus kinas

Winter, 1942. Beyond the Arctic Circle, on the uninhabited island of Trofimovsk in the Laptev Sea, deported peoples struggle to survive. This is the place chosen by Soviet authorities to deport vast numbers of inhabitants from the occupied Baltic countries, Finland, Ukraine and elsewhere.

In this harsh, alien landscape, man is a mere speck. Against the backdrop of such majestic isolation, many thousands face the savage indifference and cruelty of nature. Always living on the edge, they must find a way to stay alive.

All experiences depicted are based on the unfaded memories of those who survived.


About the directors:

Gintarė Valevičiūtė-Brazauskienė, interdisciplinary artist, actively creates & curates art projects, teaches Animation media arts. Tackling social issues, her thought-provoking works are displayed at art shows & film festivals. Winning international awards, “Masquerade” was the best Lithuanian film at Next Festival, while “God Created Everything but the Carpet” earned the Silver Crane for best short documentary. Her curated exhibition at Art Fair – Art Vilnius 2019 became the Best & Most Visited Gallery. Her animedoc PURGA was awarded the The Best Animated Film of 2023, at the National Film Awards “Silver crane”, Lithuania.



Antanas Skučas, a film director and data artist, lecturer at the Vilnius Academy of Arts. Since 2005 he has been working in animation. His debut animation short “Childhood Diary” (2009) was awarded by the Lithuanian Silver Crane Award. In 2015 he established a film production company “Tylus kinas”. Also works with new media, XR, VR, AR, AI.

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