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The Babushkas of Chernobyl
**There will be a question and answer period with the movie’s director directly after the film!
Hosted by: Russian Area Studies program
With support from:
Office of the Provost
Anthropology & Sociology
Media & Society
An affectionate portrait of a group of women who, after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and evacuation, returned to the exclusion zone surrounding the nuclear power plant and have resided there – semi-officially, for years. (imdb.com)
For nearly 30 years a community of unlikely heroines have lived in Chernobyl’s post-nuclear disaster “dead zone.” Stylish and stubborn, these fascinating women have survived, and even thrived, on some of the most toxic land on Earth…(rottentomatoes.com)