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19th(2017)



The Babushkas of Chernobyl

Anne BOGART, Holly MORRIS

  • Ukraine, USA
  • 2015
  • Korean Premiere
  • 71min
  • HD
  • color
  • Documentary

Korean Premiere

Environment Aging Documentary

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 visitors - scientists, soldiers, and even 'stalkers'. Why the women 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


 
 

 


 

"Within the span of a hundred years, Stalin's Gulag
 and Auschwitz were built. Chernobyl exploded. And
 New York City's 9/11 took place. It is unbelievable
 that all of this took place within a single generation…
 Destiny is one person's life, and history is everyone's
 life. I want to preserve destiny while retelling
 history and not losing the integrity and story of any
 individual……. In Chernobyl, the life of everything
 afterwards is more memorable. An object without
 a person, a scenery without a person….. a road
 that has no destination, front that does not have a
 destination….. Sometimes it feels like I am writing
 about the future." (Svetlana ALEXIEVICH, from Voices
 from Chernobyl: Chronicle of the Future).
 In 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear accident took place.
 Chernobyl, which borders the former Soviet Union,
 including Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and many others,
 has become a dark tourist attraction. 30 years later
 since the incident, it become the main background
 setting of the video game Stalker , as well as that of
 Dmitry GLUKHOVSKY's Metro series and the video
 game of the same name. Then, who currently lives
 in the real Chernobyl? There are the Babushkas who
 are still living in the exclusion zone surrounding the
 nuclear power plant because they wish to spend
 the rest of their lives at home, and these Babushkas
 are the participants of humanity's ongoing, rare
 research project that examines the effect radiation
 exposure has on humans. \'Everything that happened'
 after Chernobyl signifies these Babushka's lives in
 Chernobyl, and ALEXIEVICH's Chronicle of the Future
 is the documentary of Chernobyl babushka's present.
 [Sunah KIM]
 

Director

  • Anne BOGARTAnne BOGART

     

  • Holly MORRISHolly MORRIS

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Credit

  • ProducerAnne BOGART
  • Screenwriter Japhet WEEKS
  • Music Rob TEEHAN