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10 Nov 2016

American journalist to shoot documentary about Chernobyl exclusion zone

MINSK, 10 November (BelTA) – American photojournalist Philip Grossman is going to shoot a documentary about the Chernobyl exclusion zone. The matter was discussed during his meeting with Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei, BelTA learned from the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Philip Grossman is the author of the photo exhibition “Chernobyl: tragedy, lessons, hope” organized with the support of Belarus at the UN Secretariat in New York in April 2016. Vladimir Makei told the American guest about the large-scale efforts undertaken by Belarus to mitigate the Chernobyl impact. The meeting also discussed the international relevance of Belarus’ unique experience in the rehabilitation of the contaminated territories, restoration of socio-economic activities and ensuring safe living conditions for people in the affected regions.

For his part, Philip Grossman shared his impressions from a trip to the districts of Gomel Oblast, his plans to raise public awareness in the U.S. and in the world about the most pressing needs of the people affected by the Chernobyl disaster. In that connection, he intends to organize a new photo exhibition and make a documentary about the Chernobyl exclusion zone.

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