Germany, 2016, 55’
Director: Moritz Schulz
Production: Earlybirdpictures GbR
With stories and impressions from the zone of alienation around the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, “Roadside Radiation” portrays the different fates of its past and present residents and researches the complex human consequences of the Chernobyl catastrophe: a place of collective loss but also of individual survival.
BIOGRAPHY OF DIRECTOR
Moritz Schulz lives in Freiburg and works as a creator and director for the production company Earlybirdpictures. In 2005, he moved out of Berlin to study History, Political Science, and Islamic Studies at the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg. Parallel to his studies, he started to work on his own film projects. Among them, the poetic documentary “Gehsteige,” which has gone on to be screened at several festivals. Subsequently, he worked as creator and co-director of the film-essay “Paradigma.” In 2012 he began an editorial traineeship at the regional TV station TV Südbaden.
After completing his traineeship, he worked for various production companies, on documentary film projects.
2016 — Hexenmilch
2016 — Roadside Radiation
2012 — Paradigma