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Journey Inside Chernobyl's Exclusion Zone

Christiaan and Kseniya Welzel ventured into Chernobyl's exclusion zone on the 27th anniversary of the plant's nuclear disaster and documented their experience.Beautiful Ghost: A Filmmaker's Look at Chernobyl attempts to capture the location's eerie beauty and convey the feelings the Welzels felt there. "Yes it's scary, it's a little eerie, but at the same time it was very peaceful," Kseniya says.

Footage available exclusively at Dissolve. Read Christiaan and Kseniya's behind-the-scenes account. Footage shot by Christiaan Welzel.

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