December 20, 2023, 11:43

In the spring of 2024, American documentary filmmakers will release a film about life in Kherson under shelling – they spent 3 months in the city

A new documentary film by journalists Zarina Zabrisky and Paul Conroy will tell the story of life in Kherson under constant Russian shelling. They lived in the city for more than three months and recorded war crimes and the consequences of the shelling. The premiere is scheduled for spring 2024.

This was announced by journalist Zarina Zabrisky, the scriptwriter and producer of the film, at a briefing at the Ukraine-Odesa Media Center.

“The city is constantly under attack from the Russians: howitzers, tanks, artillery, and in recent months the occupiers have been using unexploded ordnance. Sometimes there are 25 such bombs a day throughout the region, sometimes 35. And my friend, cameraman Paul Conroy, and I are watching how Russia is gradually destroying such a beautiful city and killing and injuring people literally every day. They are throwing cluster shells, there are many dead dogs and birds in the city,” the journalist said.

At the briefing, the journalist showed footage of destroyed buildings and damage that she has been recording in Kherson for three months. The footage shows Kherson residents suffering from constant shelling: old people, children, and elderly women. According to Zarina, the film itself will be shown to the general public later, right after a short break, the journalists return to the scene.

“The world needs to know what is happening in Kherson and the region. I am not going to analyze the counteroffensive of the Ukrainian defenders. From the latest actions, I can see how right the Ukrainian warrior Magyar is, who recently described the defense of the bridgehead in the village of Krynky on the left bank of the Dnipro and told the New York Times the true state of affairs. The left bank is now held by real Ukrainian heroes. Of course, a teenager in Kherson can tell you that it is dangerous to defend your land and can tell you what kind of shell is flying in your direction. But I would like to ask my colleagues to be careful and seek expert advice, rather than coming to the cities for a couple of hours to write a sensation that is not true,” the journalist emphasized.

Zarina noted that it is important to move the front line as far away from the city as possible: what the Ukrainian military is doing on the left bank of the Dnipro River, holding a bridgehead near the village of Krynky.

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