Ukraine on Film / Українське кіно 

Thursday, October 27, 2022, 7pm
The Babushkas of Chernobyl

In 1986, when the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded, it was the worst nuclear disaster the world had seen. 30 years after this horrific event, some 100 women were still clinging to their ancestral homeland inside the radioactive “Exclusion Zone.” This film examines how this “stubborn sisterhood” was hanging on — even, oddly, thriving — while trying to cultivate an existence on toxic earth. Like the wolves, moose, wild boars, and other wildlife not seen for decades that had by then returned to the abandoned forests around Chernobyl, the women of the Exclusion Zone tell an extraordinary story of survival and offer a dark yet strangely affirming portrait of life post-apocalypse. 


The Babushkas of Chernobyl
Directors: Ann Bogart, Holly A. Moris
2015, Ukraine, 70 min.
Language: Bilingual Ukrainian/English, with subtitles

Free for members and $7 for non-members. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early to guarantee your seat. 

About Ukraine on Film / Українське кіно 
This Fall and through the Winter, please join us to learn about the modern history of Ukraine through a monthly documentary film series. Beginning October 27, we will present one documentary film each month. This is an opportunity for everyone interested in contemporary Ukraine to learn more about its struggles and triumphs in the 20th and 21st centuries. All films are bilingual Ukrainian/English, with subtitles. The Museum will host an informal discussion following each film.


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