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The Story of Ida
The Story of Ida

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Challenge: Free Study 2012-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f1.2L
Date: Jan 28, 2012
Aperture: 2.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Jan 28, 2012

Ida's Story

Ida's Story, a documentary that explores the effects of hatred and discrimination on the human spirit and the power of understanding and compassion to bring about change through the eyes of an 8-year-old child in 1918. Ida Sokoloff was 8 years old in 1918 when the Cossack soldiers came into her village in the Ukraine. That night the family of seven children fled with their father to make their way across Russia to seek freedom in America. When their father was killed six months later, the children, age 14 to six months old, spent the next two years on a remarkable journey. With Ida’s stories as the structure, this documentary takes a modern look at how genocide happens and what we can do to make a difference.

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Place: 17 out of 287
Avg (all users): 6.5638
Avg (commenters): 7.2222
Avg (participants): 6.4953
Avg (non-participants): 6.7381
Views since voting: 799
Views during voting: 253
Votes: 149
Comments: 13
Favorites: 2 (view)

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03/26/2014 07:57:27 PM
What a powerful portrait. The eye contact is so intense.
What Roz said.
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02/15/2012 08:09:25 PM
gorgeous.... and an inspiring image and story.
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02/09/2012 05:51:14 AM
incredibly haunting image .. her look almost makes me want to cry .. so fitting for your story of ida .. perfect shot .. perfect processing ... wonderful jennifer .. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2012 02:51:37 PM
Haunting eyes.
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02/06/2012 09:44:00 PM
i feel it is a sad story :-(
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02/06/2012 05:42:36 PM
Something unsettling about this. Nice job.
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02/06/2012 05:14:49 PM
I love the sharpness in the eyes and the low key processing is perfect.
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02/04/2012 10:41:17 AM
Stunning portrait and conversion, contrasts, BG. Top Marks (8)
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02/03/2012 06:45:02 PM
beautiful portrait, amazing eyes
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02/02/2012 09:28:55 PM
Excellent portrait....The look in her eyes is priceless. Nice DOF
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02/02/2012 04:18:45 PM
very nice shot, nice focus
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02/02/2012 07:51:13 AM
Good work with focus/processing,I like.
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02/01/2012 08:06:27 AM
Stunning gaze. She looks like she's been through a lot.
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