The Babushkas of Chernobyl
Film Screening at UIMA
Saturday, May 21 at 7pm
Please join us at UIMA for a Film Screening of the Award-Winning Documentary by Director Holly Morris on Saturday, May 21 at 7pm.
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.
Watch trailer on Vimeo – HERE