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Ukraine: “The Babushkas of Chernobyl” Documentary Project

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, North America, U.S.A., Ukraine, Arts & Culture, Disaster, Environment, Film, Indigenous, Migration & Immigration, Women & Gender

On Kickstarter.com, only a few hours are left to pledge funding for The Babushkas of Chernobyl [1], a documentary project by Holly Morris and Anne Bogart, which tells stories of “an extraordinary group of women who live in Chernobyl’s post-nuclear disaster ‘Zone of Alienation’ or ‘Dead Zone'”:

Time really is of the essence. We must capture their lives, and the bizarre realities of living in the Zone, on film before the aging babushkas, now in their 70s and 80s, are no longer with us. Radiation or not, they are nearing the end of their natural lifespans. With each season, many of them pass.

Holly Morris’ feature, A Country of Women, is here [2]. The project is also on Twitter [3] and on Facebook [4].