After the Chernobyl catastrophe in 1986, a 20-mile restricted zone was erected around the nuclear power plant, and 116,000 people were evacuated from the area. Pripyat is a portrait of the people who still live and work there, and of those who have moved back to this carefully guarded ghost town. Beautifully shot in black and white, this striking documentary follows the residents' everyday life in the ‘Zone’, despite lethal levels of radioactivity. In this still-functioning wasteland, in which nothing should be eaten or drunk, Pripyat shows survival in a post-apocalyptic landscape.
Curated by AV Festival. English Premiere.
Thu 13 March 2014, 6pm
10 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle NE1 6QG
Language: Russian/Ukranian with English subtitles
Production Company: Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion
DoP: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Editor: Wolfgang Widerhofer
Sales: Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion
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