Sonja is a poetic portrayal of the story of the sightless artist Sona Zeliskova, who despite adverse fate found her life journey in art and ceramics
The film experiments with audio-visual components to recount Sona's unique story. Combining a documentary, narrative and poetic approach, this short film attempts to depict the real-life story via poetic language.
Sona carries a one-of-a-kind story of a lifetime struggle, overcoming obstacles while flourishing her love for art. At the age of 13, she was diagnosed with diabetes. At 26, right by the birth of her son, she completely lost her sight. At age of 39, nevertheless, she has found her life purpose and passion for ceramics and became a successful artist. Today, Sona runs ceramics courses, lectures at conferences and has become a life inspiration for many others.
Source & Credits: Maros Milcik