Each generation is different. The River of Life means constant change. And even if we always also use things from the past for a revival something new is always added at the end representing the mood of the current time. And yes, the Internet is now probably the center of the nowadays generation. Finding love, friends, quit love, quit friends, exchanging, commenting. And upload.
Director and filmmaker Nadia Bedzhanova wanted to show Europe, USA, and Russian kids in some kind of juxtaposition. “The media wars between these countries drive division, but the kids are the same, despite their nations’ politics.” “It’s significant that the film has no dialogue and starts with the sound of typing: we spend more time chatting online than communicating in person. It’s the era of complex duality: boredom and undying interest. 15 minutes of fame or anonymity. It’s an era of likes and emojis – we can choose to send a sticker to describe our mood instead of actual words. Everything is fast, and because everything is fast, we get bored easy. We might not make it to the second page of a book or the second minute of a film. But despite this and that dualism, the digital world provides a freedom like never before. Our connectivity shrinks the world – suddenly Moscow feels like it’s right next door to New York City.” she tells to Dazed Magazine. “We kind of get lost in this world of endless information – lost in the amount of choices we have, like deciding to do something useful, or play video games instead, or wander and roam the city, loiter and send pictures from the streets. When you’re young, you crave freedom. You’re afforded the time to explore, to be careless, even a little reckless. This state of mind is universal.”