Filming of the Ukrainian-German documentary series Chornobyl has started.
According to State Film Agency of Ukraine, the film contains unique stories of the direct participants in the events, people who lived with the utopian idea of the “city of the future” and saw everything with their own eyes. In addition, for the first time, exclusive archival materials will be revealed in the documentary series. Moreover, according to the film authors, viewers will be able to see the Chornobyl nuclear power plant inside the reactor for the first time.
“When we started this project, I heard only one question from everyone: what is its uniqueness? So, our ‘Chornobyl’ is not a series about tragedy. It is a film that shows the life of the dream city and reveals the preconditions and causes of the tragedy. It shows the faces of people who believed in a better future and built it and then lost everything in one day. Our project is about the intergenerational connection as well as the connection between the events of that time and the future of each of us,” the producer Roman Martynenko said.
Ukrainian team led by director Andriy Alferov and German film crew from the Looks Film production are working on the project. Exclusive soundtrack, as well as music for the series is written by the Ukrainian band ONUKA.
The shooting of the documentary series Chornobyl will last until the end of autumn 2021. The premiere of the project in Ukraine is scheduled for spring 2022.
As it was reported earlier, the Ukrainian film ‘Daddy's Sneakers’ will take part in the Lokarno Film Festival.