Rick in Odessa
Rick travelled to Odessa, Ukraine from July 5-10, 2023 with three members of the aid organisation Berlin Odessa Express to deliver much-needed medical supplies and humanitarian aid to hospital and aid organisations in Odessa. Rick filmed the entire journey by van and trailer across Poland and Ukraine to Odessa, as well as all the deliveries and encounters with local partners in and around Odessa, and will release a short film on the YouTube Channel Meet the Good Ones in September. In the meantime, here’s an Instagram Reel with some highlights from the deeply moving trip. Fortunately,
Odessa has long been on Rick’s travel list, and he was happy to get to visit the legendary Potemkin stairs made famous in Eisenstein’s film of the same name. Sadly, the stairs have been blocked off due to the war, but he, Sina, Leif and Sebastian were able to gain access to the bottom section for some photos.
Fortunately, all four were able to get in and out of Odessa between Russian attacks, but they were witnesses to extensive damage in Odessa and Mykolaiv. More to come …