Understanding the undeniable power of voice, the global filmmaking and sound engineering communities are rallying around Safe&Sound Ukraine initiative to provide encrypted walkie-talkies and satellite phones for Ukrainians in disaster zones cut off from communication. The urgently needed devices will help coordinate medical, evacuation, and defense needs.
Safe&Sound Ukraine was co-founded by Xenia Vinogradova, a production sound mixer in Kyiv, who has stayed in her homeland to document the war realities with filmmaking crews while organizing humanitarian help.
“In these terrifying times values get simpler and clearer, and people who act out on their best values become saviors,” she said. “By raising your voice and lending a helping hand you support us Ukrainians in the darkest days, and with you, we’re not afraid to go on. I would like to thank each partner and donor from the name of our team. We work hard to make it all happen, and we’re happy to see the first good results. Warm greetings from Ukraine, and let’s stay together! Only together we can win.”
With its growing list of global manufacturing partners and support from individuals and organizations all over the globe, including the LA Sound Mixers community, Gotham Sound, K-Tek, and Lectrosonics companies, as well as the non-profit United Help Ukraine, Safe&Sound Ukraine hopes to raise funds for the encrypted digital devices.
If you would like to help, visit http://www.safeandsoundukraine.org/ to discover ways to donate and get involved in spreading this important fundraiser.