“I returned to Lithuania with ideas on how to use the knowledge gained in Denmark, but in the long run I felt a professional loneliness. At that time, it wasn’t possible to exploit multimedia opportunities or experiment with the ways to present stories.
I also studied in Beijing, where I graduated from Multimedia Journalism Studies and then returned as a teacher to the University of Vilnius. I met photojournalist Artūras Morozovas and by sharing experiences, the idea of creating a different media platform naturally developed. This is how Nanook was created.
We created Nanook primarily for ourselves as an audience seeking high-quality content. This platform has made it possible for us to create interesting, sensitive and empathetic stories, using an innovative presentation form.
I strive to educate using my stories and initiate change, promote community spirit and change the established norms. Using stories from Lithuania, we can present the country's context and image, to introduce our country with real stories to the real world.”