Ukrainian Naturist Organization celebrate World Naturist Day 2007. Around 30 of us set off in a caravan of minibuses and cars on the short journey to what is known locally as the Kiev Sea – a vast lake created by the large dam just outside Kiev, and set in a fabulous silver birch tree forest still untouched by human hands.
The planned picnic lunch was quickly set up, with tasty sausages sizzling on sticks over the fire, and a hearty toast or two heralded this International event, although we felt ourselves to be far away from the world in this forest where the white trunks of the tall trees provided the backdrop to some great photos and film sequences.
A “ballet” of letters spelled out the great message of our trip and our homage to World Naturist Day: WILL YOU DARE TO BE BARE?
Well, we did dare and so we were, and a fantastic time was had by one and all. A new landscape, some new friends, some new games and ideas, and a new film to preserve the memories we all take away with us from the silence and the noisy awe of the silver birch tree forest. Produced by Peter Dietrich. 60 mins.