The Babushkas of Chernobyl (52 Minute Version)
Catalogue Number: TVP053
Producer: Video Project, Inc.
Subject: Documentary, Economics, Environmental Justice, Environmental Studies, Global Issues, Global Studies, Physics, Science, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Women's Studies, World History
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2015
Running Time: 52:00
A STORY OF 3 UNLIKELY HEROINES IN THE MOST TOXIC PLACE ON EARTH...
In the radioactive Dead Zone surrounding Chernobyl’s Reactor No. 4, a defiant community of women scratches out an existence on some of the most toxic land on Earth. They share this hauntingly beautiful but lethal landscape with an assortment of interlopers—scientists, soldiers, and even ‘stalkers’—young thrill-seekers who sneak in to pursue post-apocalyptic video game-inspired fantasies. Why the film’s central characters, Hanna Zavorotyna, Maria Shovkuta, and Valentyna Ivanivna, chose to return after the disaster, defying the authorities and endangering their health, is a remarkable tale about the pull of home, the healing power of shaping one’s destiny and the subjective nature of risk.
WINNER: Florida Film Festival
Winner: Woodstock Film Festival
Winner: Los Angles Film Festival
Winner: Sun Valley Film festival
“Provocative, powerful, poignant, and frankly, unforgettable.” - - The Chicago Tribune