This Academy Award-winning documentary takes a look at children born after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster who have been born with a deteriorated heart condition.

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Symphony No 3, Opus 36
Lento e Largo - Tranquillisimo
Composed by Henryk Górecki
Performed by London Sinfonietta
Conducted by David Zinman
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
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Heartbreaking
9 September 2004 | by (U.S.A) – See all my reviews

I first heard of this documentary while watching the Academy Awards. I was intrigued, but not enough so to look it up. When it aired on HBO I watched the whole thing and did not manage to hold back my tears. The defects on the people caused by the radiation were devastating to see. It made me wonder how I could ever envy anybody else's life, when compared to these people I have been so blessed. The direction in the movie was amazing, and style was unique. I would recommend this to everyone, but if you do watch it be prepared for some very haunting images that will be sure to stick with you for a long time.

10/10


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