The Babushkas of Chernobyl

Within the radioactive Dead Zone surrounding Chernobyl’s Reactor No. 4, a defiant community of females scratches out a presence on several of the most land that is toxic world. They share this hauntingly breathtaking but deadly landscape with a range of interlopers—scientists, soldiers, and also ‘stalkers’—young thrill-seekers who sneak in to follow post-apocalyptic movie game-inspired fantasies. Why the film’s central figures, Hanna Zavorotyna, Maria Shovkuta, and Valentyna Ivanivna, made a decision to get back following the catastrophe, defying the authorities and endangering their health, is just a tale that is remarkable the pull of home, the healing energy of shaping one’s fate in addition to subjective nature of danger.

three decades following the Chernobyl tragedy, some 100 women fiercely cling for their ancestral homeland in the radioactive “Exclusion area.” While a majority of their next-door next-door neighbors have traditionally since fled and their husbands have gradually died down, this sisterhood that is stubborn hanging on — also, oddly, thriving — while wanting to develop a presence on toxic planet. Continue reading The Babushkas of Chernobyl