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Chernobyl Heart (2003)

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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Maryann DeLeo
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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William Novick William Novick ... Self
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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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Featured in The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) See more »

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Symphony No 3, Opus 36: Lento e Largo - Tranquillisimo
Composed by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki (as Henryk Górecki)
Performed by London Sinfonietta
Conducted by David Zinman
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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I loved this documentary!
29 November 2006 | by UkieChicSee all my reviews

I am Ukrainian and have been a past member on mission trips to Ukraine to visit orphanages that house children living with the after-effects of the Chornobyl Nuclear Accident. I have been there, I have seen with my own eyes what these children look like. When seeing the children in the film, I was reminded of orphans that I've dealt with. The documentary accurately shows the conditions these children live in and the disabilities they live with. They have large tumors, thyroid cancer, heart anomalies, cerebral palsy, and many more disabilities. Having been in two asylums very similar to the ones shown in the documentary,I hope the only reason for making this documentary was to ask for help from those watching. I've seen firsthand how these children respond to visitors. Even those that are bedridden smile or giggle when you touch them or hold them. Those that are mobile constantly have their arms outstretched for you to pick them up. Though they have disabilities, they no more of what it means to love than "normal" people do. Hopefully, for their sake, people will watch this film and be inspired to help!!! It doesn't take much to make a difference.


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Official site [Japan]

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Release Date:

13 August 2011 (Japan) See more »

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Chernobyl, Ukraine See more »

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