I enjoyed my recent reportage in Germany, of which you can read all about here –
Actually the main aim was to film for my MH17 documentary – which I’m aiming to be ready for mid-2017. However, it’s an interesting place, and time, to film other reportage, which has been translated into 3 languages – English, German, and Russian – and in future, I’ll be aiming to do as much tri-language reportage as possible!
Now, as for MH17, work on that goes on, and I’ll soon be making a call for open source information on this. And, I mean real open source information, in that I want your information. Rather than the Bellingcat version, which is that they’ve already come to the conclusions, and want something to match it. But, as I’ve written here, I don’t want things to get bogged down in personalities with Eliot Higgins.
In recent times, as I actually spend likely my final time of this year in London, I’ve been watching a lot of aviation disaster documentaries. In the documentary I’ll be making, with your help, I’d like to look at MH17 on its own, but also compare to other crashes, to give a broader context.
My time back in the UK has been very enjoyable, and productive. Perhaps you recall this video, from beautiful Broadstairs, about my plan to find a British person to take on holiday to Crimea, and make a film about it, via crowdfunding –
Well, I’m delighted to say, I’ve found that person, and off we set for Crimea the day after tomorrow! The crowdfunding project for that is half-funded now, contributions hugely appreciated, to make this unique film happen –
So more on that soon!
My plan is to make that Crimea film, then return to Donbass in, likely late, September. In Donbass, I’ll work on MH17, as well as doing general reportage from Donbass. But, there’s no need to interpret that as ‘war reportage’, let’s hope I can cover positive events from Donbass. As ever, I’ll cover what there is to cover.
My time back in the UK has been hugely enjoyable, and productive. I’ve spent time with friends, family, visited different parts of the country, and just enjoyed being back in my own country. More, speaking to people here has made me much better understand how Donbass, Crimea, are perceived, and what I need to do to break through the information barrier.
It’s been very informative hearing what people here think about Russia, and why, for example –
So I set off back over a lot better informed, with a significant new, valued audience from the UK, and across Europe I’m looking forward to providing with reports from Crimea, Donbass, and more.
Before that, this evening, I’m delighted to present my new documentary, about my day with former British Donbass militia member Ben Stimson – coming up soon!
Meanwhile, the very best for now, and on we go!