Mar.18

Film

Documentary directed by Anne Bogart and Holly Morris. Presented as part of Phi X CCA: It’s All Happening So Fast: a film series that questions some assumptions about our relationship to nature.

3 PM
11,75$ (seniors and students: 9,50$)
Taxes and fees included

Where: Paul-Desmarais Theatre of the Canadian Centre for Architecture (1920 Baile Street)

*It will be possible to buy tickets at the doors. Credit card payment only.

UNITED STATES | ORIGINAL VERSION: ENGLISH, UKRAINIAN | SUBTITLES: ENGLISH

Presented at the Paul-Desmarais Theatre of the Canadian Centre for Architecture (1920 Baile Street).

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 interlopers—scientists, soldiers, and even ‘stalkers’—young thrill-seekers who sneak in to pursue post-apocalyptic video game-inspired fantasies. Why the film’s central characters, Hanna Zavorotyna, Maria Shovkuta, and Valentyna Ivanivna, 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.

 

Directors: Anne Bogart, Holly Morris
Year: 2015
Duration: 70 minutes
Rating: not yet rated

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