ONCE THERE WAS A SEA...

POLISH TITLE: BYŁO SOBIE MORZE...

Once upon a time there was a sea… Aral Sea. The sea that has vanished. And along with the  sea, seaside life and work disappeared. Only the dead desert terrain remained here, and wrecks  of huge fishing boats lying in the sand... and people who have been living on the shores of the  dry port for years, dreaming of high water and longing to sail at least once again. Once There Was a Sea... is a film about consequences of human decisions and actions, how  they can affect daily life of one Uzbek town and its inhabitants. As the reporter Ryszard  Kapuściński states it: "There is no such a nonsense human mind could not invent." 

GENRE:
documentary / animation
COUNTRY:
Poland, Slovakia
RUNNING TIME:
17'
YEAR:
COLOUR:
colour
DIRECTING:
Joanna Kozuch
SCRIPT:
Joanna Kozuch, Katarína Moláková
EDITOR:
Marek Šulík
MUSIC:
Martin Hasák
SOUND:
Dušan Kozák
ANIMATION:
Marek Jasaň, Joanna Kozuch, Michaela Mašáňová, Agata Mikina, Jolanta Dudzińska, Matej Babic, Michalina Musialik, Justyna Pazdan, Janusz Martyn
PRODUCTION:
Peter Badač, Joanna Wendorff – Østergaard

Joanna Kozuch »

Graduated at Academy of Fine Arts (University of Arts) in Poznan and  University of Silesia in Katowice. She is a teacher on Animation department at Academy of  Performing Arts in Bratislava, where she finished her PhD.  

Her filmography includes: Game (2004), Fongopolis (2014, awarded by Slovak national film  award for The Best Animation), 39 Weeks, 6 Days (2017), Music Box (2019, which was 

created as part of the Happiness Machine project). Now she has releasesd next short animated  documentary "Once There Was a Sea... "