A war exhibition prepared by the war journalists of TSN news production studio of 1+1 TV channel, one of Ukraine’s central TV channels, opens in Kyiv Taras Shevchenko Museum. As a part of the war commemoration project, the channel also publishes a book devoted to Ukraine’s war and releases a movie, all with a same name - “War through the eyes of TSN”.
As the war in Ukraine continues for over a year more and more Ukrainian journalists find themselves war reporters. So do the journalists of 1+1 TV channel’s daily news production TSN, who’s been working in a war zone since the very beginning of the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine. This experience though inspired them to shoot a movie, publish a book and even prepare an exhibition devoted to what they saw and experienced over the last 12 months.
The book, a Ukrainian language edition with the war essays and lots of war photos by Ukraine’s best photojournalists was presented on July 7 in Kyiv Taras Shevchenko museum, where the exhibition also locates. One of the channel’s best war reporters and the project inspirer Natalia Nagorna says the whole team worked on the creation of the exhibition and the book.
The exhibition includes several hundred things that belonged to Ukrainian soldiers and army volunteers, including war clothes, lucky charms, all kinds of flags and chevrons. Some exhibition corners tell touchy stories of particular trips of the channel’s journalists to the war zone or describe the memorable moments or places of the war. There is a commemoration exposition with the lighted candles and the photographs of the soldiers met by the journalists throughout the year that are no longer alive.
Over the weekends the excursions in the museum are held by the journalists themselves.
“We put our hearts and souls in this exhibition and this book,” Nagorna says starting the excursion and greeting the soldiers who came to the book presentation on July 7, many of them became her friends. “So showing all these to you I am doing my favorite thing ever – I am showing you how much love there can be at war.”
The exhibition is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Hr 10-30