Dead Zone (Spring 2017)

Posted by elenafilatova 26. Dec 2017
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This is for cinema posters.

I guess not much has been shown in this cinema lately.. we not count this reality show which shows how nature reclaim the land together with this cinema.

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In previous years when we travelled to Chernobyl area we have seen plenty of animals. It was like in a zoo, plenty of foxes and boars and deers. Now, on those trips we only saw one squirrel. No birds, no bees. At least in part where we travelled there was no life..., so finally dead zone live up it's name.

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When I travel through Chernobyl area I can not get rid of a feeling as if I happen to witness very bad crime scene. Does anybody else has this feeling?

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There are still two people living in this town!

When I go to some Chernobyl ghost town and I find one or two persons still living there I feel like coroner who came to pronounce someone dead and upon arrival finds weak pulse. I can't say this or that town is dead if smoke smells from at least one chimney in whole town.

I always was wondering what would be the end of those cities. Now we can see, they are given to army for testing new weapons.

Look like some bomb went off here.

This must be rocket propelled grenade.

Some holes are really big. Katherine, the video-blogger from our group, can easily fit in one of those holes.

What a sad and tragic fate awaits those cities! Thousand years old places are being shoot, smashed, grounded, trashed, crushed and no one gives a damn. There is no Taliban here, no Islamic State savages.., it just we new old barbarians from epoch of atomic middle ages.

Photos by Rolf Luettecke

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