ROADSIDE
RADIATION

2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the explosion of reactor IV at the nuclear power plant Chernobyl. This disaster continues to claim human lives to this day, and the Exclusion Zone has become a symbol of decline and destruction. However, the Zone is not completely deserted: Every day, workers rush in and out, young adventurers roam the surreal scenery, and former residents have returned to their old domiciles.

Our documentary draws a vivid portrait of these people and recounts their journey as they reclaim the area. Our focus is to ensure the disaster and its consequences will never be forgotten.
























John Doe
Moritz Moritz Schulz lives in Freiburg, having moved there in 2005 from Berlin to study history, political sciences and islamic studies at Albert-Ludwig University. Film has been his passion for a long time. Thus, he started realizing his own film projects while pursuing his studies. Among them features the poetic documentary „Gehsteige“ („Sidewalks“), which was shot in 2007 in Istanbul and has been shown at several festivals since its release. Later, he wrote and co-directed the essay film „Paradigma“, a graduation film at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. In 2012, he began working as an editorial intern at local television station TV Südbaden, where he developed and realized several shows that were subsidized by the Media Broadcasting Authority of the State of Baden-Württemberg, most notably „Zu Gast bei Freunden“ („Visiting Friends“) and „Kneipen-Talk“ („Pub Talk“). Ever since his internship, he has been working for several different production companies. His portfolio includes documentaries for German public television broadcaster ZDF („37 Grad“), feature films (such as a graduation film at Hamburg Media School) and promotional projects for companies like Roche Pharma and Deutsche Bahn AG.
He currently works as an author and director at earlybirdpictures productions.

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Michael Michael Sladek was born in Schönau in 1982. From 2004 to 2007 he completed training as an audiovisual media designer at the production company fechnerMEDIA GmbH. He then completed his bachelor of media and cultural sciences at Heinrich-Heine University in Düsseldorf. After his studies, he was involved in realizing many feature and documentary film projects such as short features „Nachmittags“ („Afternoon“), „Gehen“ („Walking“) and „Nebel“ („Fog“) as well as the essay film „Durch die Stadt“ („Through the city“). After working in Berlin as a freelance producer and editor, he returned home in 2014, where he started work as a producer and project coordinator, planning and realizing numerous projects from feature films to promotional work as well as documentaries.

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Elisabeth Elisabeth Fast was born in 1984 in Nizhny Tagil in the former Soviet Union. At ten years old, she and her family moved to Germany. After graduating high school and spending a year as an ecological volunteer (FÖJ), she studied media and cultural sciences at Heinrich-Heine University in Düsseldorf, cultural sciences at Leipzig University and European and Global Studies at the NTNU in Trondheim, Norway, completing her education in autumn 2015.
Her strong bond to the post-soviet area is not just due to her family history and personal connections, it is also reinforced by her own academical and political work within and about the region. She has traveled extensively throughout the Ukraine during the Euromaidan revolution in winter 2013/14 and worked for the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Kiev up until April 2015.

Sponsoring

Sponsoring

Our documentary is a non-profit project and thus, we are looking for environmental activists, film aficionados and other supporters who would like to sponsor our work.

We would greatly appreciate your financial contribution. In dealing with our sponsors, transparency is key to us: We would love to mention you in the film credits, link to you on our website or our Facebook page or distribute your brochures at our screenings. Of course, any sponsoring by journalistic media is also highly valued.

If we raised your interest, please do not hesitate to contact us or support us directly with a donation.

 

Account details:

Account holder: earlybirdpictures Fleischhauer & Springhart GBR
IBAN: DE03 4306 0967 7917 1557 02
BIC: GENODEM1GLS
Bank: GLS Bank Bochum


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