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documentary The Babushkas of Chernobyl

The official trailer was released today for the documentary The Babushkas of Chernobyl, directed by Holly Morris and Anne Bogart, and World Premiering at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival.

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 arethe 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.

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