THE BABUSHKAS OF CHERNOBYL 

A Documentary Film By Holly Morris.

Mission

A story of 3 unlikely heroines from the most toxic place on Earth. Filmed inside the Chernobyl “Dead Zone” with its extraordinary community of defiant residents.

 

Story

Stylish and stubborn, these fascinating women have survived, and even thrived, on some of the most toxic land on Earth.  They are the 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 defiant residents.  A startling and affirming portrait of a community that tells a remarkable tale about the pull of home, the healing power of shaping one’s own destiny and the subjective nature of risk.

Impact

Stylish and stubborn, these fascinating women have survived, and even thrived, on some of the most toxic land on Earth.  They are the 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 defiant residents.  A startling and affirming portrait of a community that tells a remarkable tale about the pull of home, the healing power of shaping one’s own destiny and the subjective nature of risk.

ACCOLADES

Winner of the Jury Prize for Directing at the Los Angeles Film Festival

 

ARTICLES:
NY TIMES 

CNN 

EXPOSURE

Globe
TrEKker

Stalkers
 

ADVENTURE
DIVAS

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