The Babushkas of Chernobyl


Dec. 2 • 3:00 & 5:00 pm

(USA • 2015 • 1 hr. 10 min. • subtitles)

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival: Jury Award, Best Documentary Feature; additional 7 wins.

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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 scientists, soldiers, and even young thrill-seekers. Why the film’s central characters 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.

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3:00, 5:00