Volunteer group UAID, who have been helping the military with equipment and protection since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, created a multimedia project about the war. The story, in the form of correspondence between a volunteer and a soldier, covers several months after February 24. The dialogues vividly show concern for loved ones, mutual support and the rapid development of relations during the war.
“One of the integral parts of volunteering is communicating with defenders and discussing their needs. Very often, business correspondence quickly turns into friendship, sometimes even into something more. This rapidity is strengthened by a powerful factor — war. It forces you to live today, because tomorrow may not be. War strengthens both hatred for the enemy and love for loved ones.
We tried to show the absurdity of war in the 21st century, when we are surrounded by the latest technologies, and all life is broadcast in real time right on our phones,” the UAID page describes the project.
The story from the correspondence is only partly fictional. It is based on real events, and the characters are collective images of UAID volunteers and the military they help.
The project is dedicated to Oleksandr Litvinov, a paratrooper from the 79th brigade of the Ukrainian Air Force, originally from the Mykolaiv region. He went to war for the first time back in 2014. He had the nickname Lazy and was considered immortal among his comrades. Unfortunately, on July 7 of this year, Oleksandr died from shrapnel wounds.
“The chance of survival in war is probably 50-60 percent. This chance significantly increases in the presence of high-quality medical and technical equipment. Modern gadgets such as drones and night vision devices allow defenders to see and hear better and be more invisible. Unfortunately, the state provides the military only with the necessary minimum, and this, for the most part, is not enough. There are many reasons for this, but now is not the time to look for the culprits, we must act, because we are all a state”, says UAID, urging to support their activities.
The multimedia project was developed by shoty.studio. The director is Bohdan Romanko. A song by the band DakhaBraha sounds as the soundtrack.