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GRAMNet Film Series

Wednesday 8th March 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Babushkas of Chernobyl
Documentary, Ukraine (2015) | Director: Holly Morris and Anne Bogart | 70 mins | Ukrainian and Russian with English Subtitles

In observance of International Women’s Day.

In the radioactive Dead Zone surrounding Chernobyl’s Reactor No. 4, a defiant community of women scratches out an existence on some of the most toxic land on Earth. They share this hauntingly beautiful but lethal landscape with an assortment of visitors – scientists, soldiers, and even ‘stalkers’ – young thrill-seekers who sneak in to pursue post-apocalyptic video-game-inspired fantasies. Why the women chose to return after the disaster – defying the authorities and endangering their health – is a remarkable tale about the pull of home, the healing power of shaping one’s destiny, and the subjective nature of risk.

This screening is sponsored by the Iona Community www.iona.org.uk

Details

Date:
Wednesday 8th March 2017
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://bemis.org.uk/project/gramnet-film-series-2016-2017/

Venue

CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts)
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD
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Phone:
0141 352 4900
Website:
www.cca-glasgow.com/

Organiser

GRAMNet
Website:
http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/gramnet/