In Eastern Ukraine, the heavily-industrialised Donbass region constitutes an environmental disaster area. Outdated plants billow out a lethal cocktail of pollution. Mariupol is an example of a town that has been created by the steel industry, where pollution-related health problems are rife. However, the residents of the town depend on the industry for their livelihood and are, understandably, against factory closures. The film concludes that an investment in cleaner technologies is dependent on a change in the stoic mentality of the local community.
Films in this series