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Bizarre Soviet irrigation projects in Southern Ukraine created a slow eco-disaster, which continues today. Sasyk Estuary, by the Black Sea, is ground zero for a battle between eco-activists vs. poachers, bureaucrats and corrupt officials.
Return Sasyk to the Sea
This feature documentary is directed and edited by Andrea Odezynska. Filmed on location at the Black Sea in Ukraine. Return Sasyk to the Sea is playing in prestigious 2022-2023 film festivals.
Synopsis: A ruinous Soviet irrigation experiment in Southwestern Ukraine, created a slow eco-disaster which continues today. The Sasyk Estuary, by the Black Sea, is ground zero for the battle - stasis and corruption vs. environmental reform and progress
In light of this latest invasion of Ukraine, Return Sasyk to the Sea, is a metaphor for the history of Ukraine itself. ~ Andrea Odezynska