Help Oz Katerji & Byline TV Tell This Vital Story

Recently Byline TV made and premiered John Sweeney’s film The Eastern Front, investigating Russian War Crimes on Ukraine’s front line. It’s been watched by thousands of people and the findings of the investigation have been submitted as evidence to the International Criminal Court. It’s is a film that is already making a genuine difference.

Now, we’re looking ahead to our next project – The Battle for Kyiv. Oz Katerji is a war journalist whose work covering conflict around world has shone a light on injustices and crimes committed by various regimes – often in a depth and detail the rest of the media simply don’t cover. 

Oz was in Kyiv at the moment Russia launched its invasion and a month later followed Ukrainian soldiers and civilians into liberated areas as the Russian army fled.

The footage is unbelievable, and reveals in great detail the human side to the atrocities committed in the early days of the war – and why this war is so important.

There hasn’t been a film yet about the battle of Kyiv and we want to help Oz to be the first. It’s a story that alongside Kompromat and The Eastern Front, tells the story of Putin’s hybrid war against Europe, and the toll its taking on innocent people everywhere.

This is where you come in. The footage has already been shot, the story is there. We want to team up with Oz to edit it into a documentary, take it to film festivals and to get it distributed so that the world can see what’s really going on – as reported by an incredible, dedicated journalist telling the stories other channels won’t.

It’s a huge task to go through hundreds of hours of sensitive footage and to put it together into a compelling film. We will also need to send a crew to Ukraine for a few days to capture reflective interviews with Oz and people who were there telling the story in detail.

We’ve estimated it’s going to take just £10,000 and with your help, we can keep exposing the truths others won’t.

Can you help us? Anything you can chip in will make a big difference.

Thank you.

Recently Byline TV made and premiered John Sweeney’s film The Eastern Front, investigating Russian War Crimes on Ukraine’s front line. It’s been watched by thousands of people and the findings of the investigation have been submitted as evidence to the International Criminal Court.

It’s a film that is already making a genuine difference.

Oz Katerji was in Kyiv at the moment Russia launched its invasion and the footage he got from those three months is unbelievable. It reveals in great detail the human side to the atrocities committed in the early days of the war – and how it set the tone for everything that followed.

Byline TV has already made two films, Kompromat & The Eastern Front exposing the intricacies of Russia’s hybrid war and its impact on European democracies. Now we want to complete the trio with The Battle for Kyiv.

The footage has already been shot, the story is there. Now we just need help to get it edited into a proper documentary that can go to film festivals, television and streaming services so people know the threat Russia poses.

We’ve estimated it’s going to take just £10,000 and with your help, we can keep exposing the truths others can’t – or won’t.

Can you help us? Anything you can chip in will make a big difference.

Thank you.

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