REPORTING FROM CHERNOBYL – A video by film-maker, director of photography and editor Danny Cooke

Earlier in 2014 freelance film-maker, director of photography and editor Danny Cooke from England went to Pripyat, Chernobyl. A place that gained huge popularity in 1986 for a nuclear accident.

Without a warning people had to leave the small Ukrainian town. Leaving all their possesions behind, just in order to survive.

Now almost 30 years later, CBS News correspondent Bob Simon was reporting from the place – with Danny Cooke in his crew.

Chernobyl is one of the most interesting and dangerous places I’ve been. The nuclear disaster, which happened in 1986 (the year after I was born), had an effect on so many people, including my family when we lived in Italy. The nuclear dust clouds swept westward towards us. The Italian police went round and threw away all the local produce and my mother rushed out to purchase as much tinned milk as possible to feed me, her infant son.” Danny Cooke

Below is a rather moody clip showing what has happened to Pripyat, Chernobyl in the meantime.

More about that:
Full CBS report
Danny Cooke videos

 

 

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