Our third trip to film in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone was different because of our expanded crew. Due to a generous grant from the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America (UNWLA)/Mary V. Beck Chornobyl Fund added on to our previous donations, we were able to hire a professional film crew and obtain much needed high-tech equipment. Our crew consisted of six people who were divided into two separate units: the Kyiv Unit, and the Chornobyl Unit.

The Kyiv Unit included Nataliya Kubishyn, translator and researcher, and Noah DeBonis, intern and researcher. They remained in Kyiv during the entire trip and sorted through archival footage, news stories, videos, etc.

The Chornobyl Unit consisted of co-director and cinematographer Peter Mychalcewycz, sound technician Kristian Borysevicz, gaffer Russell Burger, and myself as the producer, co-director and still photographer.

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