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Buried Beneath Trash. Documentary
29 March, 2021

They found him upside down — head down, feet up, we dug him up and pulled him out. It looked like he was cooked.

What's it like to be buried alive? To be buried by an avalanche of garbage? Can you even imagine this happening?

This did happen in Ukraine. Together with three widows of firefighters, we are looking for answers to why their husbands died five years ago. How this was even possible, and whether anyone took responsibility for it five years down the line.

What does a 60-meter-high landfill look like, and how does the garbage business work in Ukraine?

Watch Mariana Pietsukh's new documentary "Buried Beneath Trash" (with English subtitles) about the tragedy at the Lviv landfill in western Ukraine.