Chornobyl 22

Ukraine2023documentary20'Międzynarodowy konkurs krótkometrażowy (2023)

In 1986 there was an enormous nuclear disaster in Chernobyl. Another one could have happened in 2022 when Russian soldiers entered the site of the power plant. Their presence, luckily a short one, was recorded by an anonymous cameraman who captured passing convoys commenting the images with his voice full of fear. A few weeks later, the enemy’s tanks left the dangerous zone, but their appearance evoked the ghosts of the past. What if Russians, who continue to attack Ukraine, return to the area of Chernobyl and the environment becomes contaminated again?

directed by
Oleksiy Radynski, portret reżysera
Oleksiy Radynski

Oleksiy Radynski is a filmmaker and writer based in Kyiv. His films have been screened at International Film Festival Rotterdam, Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Docudays, Krakow IFF, Sheffield Doc Fest, DocAviv, Docs Against Gravity, DOK Leipzig, among others, and received a number of festival awards. Since 2010, he was a columnist at Political Critique (Krytyka Polityczna), and between 2011 and 2014 he worked as an editor of Ukrainian edition of Political Critique magazine.

Max Savchenko
Oleksiy Radynski
Taras Spivak
Lyuba Knorozok (Kinotron group)
Kadr z filmu Chornobyl 22