Documentary "The Babushkas of Chernobyl" Featured Event
Central Library, Dweck Center
Filmmaker Holly Morris presents her newest documentary "The Babushkas of Chernobyl".
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' -- young thrill-seekers who sneak in to pursue post-apocalyptic video game-inspired fantasies. 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.
Photography by Yuli Sollsken/ The Babushkas Of Chernobyl.
Film is in Russian and Ukrainian with English subtitles.
FREE ADMITTANCE, no tickets required.