Private Project

The last people of Chernobyl 2

"The last people of Chernobyl 2" tells a story about people that to this day live in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. The zone was created after the disaster in 1986. Most of them live in wooden cottages with no running water and sometimes with no electricity in almost completely abandoned villages. Despite harsh conditions they don't want to leave. "I was born here, and here I shall die" is what they often say.

  • Amadeusz Kocan
  • Krystian Machnik
  • Amadeusz Kocan
  • Bartosz Wabno
    Motion Graphics and VFX
  • Amadeusz Kocan
  • Maciej Bogaczyk
  • Marek Baryshevskyi
    Guide and translator
  • Amadeusz Kocan
    Color Grading
  • Amadeusz Kocan
  • Krystian Machnik
  • Amadeusz Kocan
  • Amadeusz Kocan
    Sound mixing and editing
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Ostatni ludzie Czarnobyla 2
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 26 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 22, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
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    Polish, Ukrainian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 4k, micro 4/3
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  • First-Time Filmmaker Sessions

    United Kingdom
    November 17, 2019
    Official Selection
  • The Lift-Off Sessions

    United Kingdom
    December 8, 2019
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Amadeusz Kocan

Amadeusz Kocan - Born in 1994 in Zielona Góra. Polish independent film director. Founder of film studio XBestCinema. He worked on many projects with: StrongFirst Polska, KOWEZiU,, Stand-Up Polska, SkyPiastowskie,, Quest Europe, Fabryka Słów and more. He directed films such as: The Last Loner, The last people of Chernobyl 1 and 2, Voices of Chernobyl, Abandoned city of Pstrąże. Director of music video "Green Crap" and Stand-up show "Czarnol4s" by Karol Kopiec.

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Director Statement

I wanted to show the bizzarity and rawness of living in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, but also share the sad and powerful stories of those who decied to stay. We traveled to Chernobyl, not only to tell the world about those kind old folks, but also to help them in any way we could.