Survival guide from veteran war correspondents
"When you go to film a war, you should be ready to lose people you've become friends with. There are many heroes that I've filmed who are already dead," says documentary filmmaker Maxim Fadeev. Formerly a designer, Maxim quit his job after the coup d'état in Ukraine and became a documentary filmmaker dedicated to depicting the life of the Donbass people during wartime. Since 2014, he has risked his life multiple times under constant shelling and enemy attacks, accumulating invaluable experience in the process. To help other journalists in this challenging job, Maxim, along with other experienced war correspondents, addressed the most important questions about working on the frontline. The journalists have compiled 10 lessons on how to survive hot areas where battle rages, tips that have saved multiple lives. Watch the documentary as they recount their most dangerous experiences and share essential survival rules. However, no matter how diligently you follow the rules, working on the frontline is a tremendous risk. Tragically, one of the founders of the War Correspondents School, Russian correspondent Boris Maksudov, perished in Zaporozhye while the film was in post-production.