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Heavy Water: A Film for Chernobyl (2007)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 7 January 2007 (UK)
On April 26th, 1986, reactor four at Chernobyl nuclear power station explodes, sending an enormous radioactive cloud over Northern Ukraine and neighbouring Belarus. The danger is kept a ... See full summary »

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David Bickerstaff
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Cast overview:
David Bickerstaff David Bickerstaff ... Himself
Phil Grabsky Phil Grabsky ... Himself
Mario Petruccie Mario Petruccie ... Himself
Francine Brody Francine Brody ... Herself
Juliet Stevenson ... Herself
David Threlfall ... Himself
Samuel West ... Himself
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On April 26th, 1986, reactor four at Chernobyl nuclear power station explodes, sending an enormous radioactive cloud over Northern Ukraine and neighbouring Belarus. The danger is kept a secret from the rest of the world and the nearby population who go about their business as usual. May Day celebrations begin, children play and the residents of Pripyat marvel at the spectacular fire raging at the reactor. After three days, an area the size of England becomes contaminated with radioactive dust, creating a 'zone' of poisoned land. Based on Mario Petrucci's award-winning book-length poem (split over two books), 'Heavy Water: a film for Chernobyl', and the shorter version 'Half Life: a Journey to Chernobyl", tells the story of the people who dealt with the disaster at ground-level: the fire-fighters, soldiers, 'liquidators', and their families. Written by AtomicTv

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Why poetry?
9 July 2019 | by Karl SelfSee all my reviews

There is so much interesting stuff to tell around Chernobyl. As evidenced by the success of the current HBO miniseries. But instead this is poetry and wobbly images. This totally missed me.


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