35mm found footage | color & sound  | 2013 | 10 min.

Unfortunately It Was Paradise explores found footage taken from 1970s Ukrainian documentaries and communist propaganda films. Focusing on daily events, repetitive gestures and constantly shifting between stasis and motion, the film evokes a hypnotic, dream-like experience. 

concept / montage   Ralitsa Doncheva 


sound design   Robin Pineda Gould

35mm film archives courtesy to Richard Kerr.