The Babushkas of Chernobyl

The Babushkas of Chernobyl

By Holly Morris

  • Genre: Holly Morris
  • Release Date: 2015-06-14
  • Advisory Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1h 10min
  • Director: Holly Morris
  • Production Company: Chicken And Egg Pictures
  • iTunes Price: AUD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: AUD 4.99
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In the radioactive Dead Zone surrounding Chernobyl's Reactor a community of old women cling to their ancestral homeland. While their neighbours have long since fled and their husbands gradually died off, this sisterhood of women labour to cultivate land deemed uninhabitable. Ignoring government orders and health warnings, the The Babushkas of Chernobyl continue to forge an existence in one of the most toxic environments on earth. Surviving off homegrown crops and moonshine, the Babushkas are living out their days defiantly, and happily, in a region unperturbed by modern civilization. As Maria explains, "I don't regret anything, I'm still so happy that I'm in my own house and I'm not dependent on anyone... every person should live where their soul desires. Compelling and surprisingly uplifting, The Babushkas of Chernobyl is a moving portrait of three unlikely heroines; a testament to the strength of solidarity and friendship.