THE BABUSHKAS OF CHERNOBYL
 

Synopsis:  For nearly 30 years a community of unlikely heroines have lived in Chernobyl's post-nuclear disaster "dead zone." Stylish and stubborn, these fascinating women have survived, and even thrived, on some of the most toxic land on Earth. They are the last survivors of a community who refused to leave their ancestral homes after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986. But the babushkas aren't the only risk-takers: scientists, bureaucrats and even young men and women called "Stalkers" (who break in illegally to pursue their video game-inspired fantasies) explore the dystopian Zone and seek out its radioactive grandmas. First-time feature documentary filmmakers Holly Morris and Anne Bogart's portrait of a community tells a remarkable tale about the pull of home, the healing power of shaping one's own destiny and the subjective nature of risk.  In English and Ukrainian with English subtitles

Not Rated

Read the Reviews:          Andrea Granvall, The Chicago Reader             Frank Sheck, The Hollywood Reporter

 

           Harbor Country Progress and The Vickers Theatre 

                                                                          Present 

                                    a Film & Discussion

     THE BABUSKAS OF CHERNOBYL                                               

Unknown-2

1hr 10min     NR    Documentary

        (with some subtitles)

     Free Admission

 

      Tuesday

      June 6th

      7:00 pm

 

   Film & Discussion

            

Unknown-2