Berlin Hosts Screening of The Babushkas of Chernobyl as Part of Chernobyl Week

Published on Apr 26, 2024

Organized as part of Chernobyl Week by Ecohome, the screening aimed to highlight the enduring legacy of the Chernobyl disaster and the resilience of those affected.

This special screening, held at n-ost office on April 23, saw the participation of around 20 individuals eager to witness the powerful narrative portrayed in the 2015 documentary. Directed by Ann Bogart and Holly Morris, the film sheds light on the extraordinary lives of approximately a hundred women who have chosen to remain in the radioactive Chernobyl exclusion zone, steadfastly refusing to abandon their ancestral land despite the inherent risks.

While the documentary has received widespread acclaim and numerous awards, it remains relatively unknown to viewers in Belarus. However, through initiatives like the free screenings held in cities such as Vilnius, Warsaw, and Berlin, efforts are underway to amplify its reach and ensure that this important story resonates with audiences worldwide.

By bringing "The Babushkas of Chernobyl" to Berlin audiences as part of Chernobyl Week, Ecohome and its collaborators not only honor the experiences of those affected by the disaster but also foster dialogue and reflection on the long-term consequences of nuclear accidents. Through such cultural initiatives, they aim to raise awareness and commemorate the resilience of individuals who continue to grapple with the aftermath of Chernobyl.

The Babushkas of Chernobyl