2021 Digital Storytelling Contest, Interactive, Outstanding Immersive Storytelling

Ukraine: Grey Zone


Benas Gerdziunas/Lithuanian Radio and Television (LRT)

Ukraine: Grey Zone is an immersive three-part interactive story that gives the account of a cluster of mining communities divided by war in eastern Ukraine. Many locals back the Russian-led separatists, whilst others fight for Ukraine on the frontlines. As soldiers share houses with local families, whose children attend schools just meters from the trenches, the distinction between civilians and the military fades. With the war entering its seventh year, some children have spent their entire lives under shelling. Through a combination of audio and visual elements, Ukraine: Grey Zone explores the lives of those who live, those who fight, and those who fought, in the so-called Grey Zone.

Production team

    Author: Benas Gerdziunas

    Design: Rokas Anisas

    Sound Design: Luis Perez

    Development Support: Mindaugas Cesna

    Editing Support: Jonathan Brown

    Editing Support: Justinas Suliokas