Telecon Studios are a Ukrainian film studio and they are the people behind the most extraordinary post-Chernobyl archive footage you will find anywhere.
A 30 minute documentary called Chernobyl.3828 is dedicated to the 3828 people who worked to clear the roof of reactor three at the cost of their health, and in some cases, lives. One of the men featured is Valeriy Starodumov who worked as a dosimeter scout at Chernobyl after the explosion on the 26th April, 1986. Valeriy's most notable work saw him accompany and instruct the 'Bio Robots' who went to the roof of reactor three to clear debris which mechanical robots had failed to clear. Bio Robots were mainly military reservists who had no other choice than to turn up for duty when called.
The film director Sergei Zabolotnyy commented, "We all know what happened on April 26, 1986 but we know next to nothing about the events of the summer and autumn of 1986. Chernobyl.3828 is just one of many stories you need to know and remember."
Telecon Studio's second Chernobyl contribution is a series of clips which go under the collective banner of Chernobyl 1986.04.26 P.S. The clips range from 3 and 4 minutes up to 8 or 9. Each one shows a different aspect of the aftermath, whether it be the abandoned streets of Pripyat, chatting to liquidators or discussing the construction of the Sarcophagus. These clips are without doubt the best post-disaster footage you will find. The clip below is one which shows a resident returning to collect a few cherished possessions before saying goodbye for ever to his flat.
To subscribe and view all Telecon has on Chernobyl go to their YouTube home page.
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