The Resource The babushkas of Chernobyl, (electronic resource)

The babushkas of Chernobyl, (electronic resource)

Label
The babushkas of Chernobyl
Title
The babushkas of Chernobyl
Contributor
Composer
Film director
Film producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Language
ukr
Summary
In the Chernobyl "Dead Zone" or "Exclusion Zone," the film's central characters - Hanna Zavorotnya (80), Valentyna Ivanivna (72), and Maria Shovkuta (85) - are the last survivors of a community of "self settlers" who refused to leave their ancestral homes after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986. "Shoot me and dig the grave," Hanna told a soldier who tried to evacuate her, "otherwise I'm staying." She'd survived Stalin's famines and Nazi atrocities on her motherland - she wasn't going to flee an "invisible enemy." Over the course of a year, the film follows the women's journeys, and those of visitors, including: the chief of an environmental testing team, a postal worker making her rounds, a 23-year-old female Chernobyl official, a science journalist, and a group of toxic thrill-seekers called "Stalkers" who break into the Zone illegally for radiation thrills. The film captures extraordinary locations and moments, from radiation spikes just feet from "the sarcophagus" of nuclear reactor No. 4, to the Zone's sole remaining religious ceremony - Easter midnight mass in the decrepit Chernobyl church. The film's characters and observational style reveal seemingly conflicting layers of a complicated story: Chernobyl is the ancestral home of a community with deep and old roots - but the contaminants will survive far longer than the region's culture; the Zone is toxic, yet full of life; the story is steeped in a patriarchal post-Soviet environment, yet is rife with powerful "grandmothers." How do all of these realities live together? This 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
Cataloging source
Midwest
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directed by Anne Bogart
Intended audience
Not rated
PerformerNote
Valentyna Ivanivna, Hanna Zavorotnya, Maria Shovkuta, Vita Polyakova, Mary Mycio, Alexander Naumov
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1965-
  • 1983-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Morris, Holly
  • Bogart, Anne
  • Teehan, Rob
  • hoopla digital
Runtime
70
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobyl&#x00A7%x;, Ukraine, 1986
  • Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobyl&#x00A7%x;, Ukraine, 1986
  • Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobyl&#x00A7%x;, Ukraine, 1986
  • Nuclear accidents
  • Older women
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The babushkas of Chernobyl, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11839566
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 70 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
MWT11839566
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
11839566
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
The babushkas of Chernobyl, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11839566
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 70 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
MWT11839566
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
11839566
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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