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This Side of the Sea

Film & Video Tech & Web 2018-2019

An animated film that will connect multiple generations through their stories, using multiple animated mediums and incorporating traditional Jewish and Russian art motifs as well as real life anecdotes and family stories.
“A young woman struggles with understanding her inherited fears, and moving through urban America as a Jew, as current events threaten to drown her in the currents of the past.” An animated short film exploring the effects of Intergenerational Trauma on the RSJ community and identity, applying modern techniques to a nostalgic medium.

Directed by Ilya Tselnik, a Moldavian-American Jewish immigrant and animator living in New York City, the film aims to use the nostalgic medium of animation to tell a modern and fantastic story inspired by the artist’s own family and experiences, asking the audience to consider how our shared culture, heritage, and history can both unite and divide us.

Hosted at Stuart Cinema & Cafe in Brooklyn, the short film will be introduced and screened for the very first time, accompanied by an open Q&A with the director. Doors open at 7:00pm, and the presentation begins at 7:30 pm.

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Tickets are $10, purchasable through Eventbrite:


Ilya Tselnik This Side of the Sea