The Babushkas of Chernobyl

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This is a wonderful example of a character driven, social issue documentary film - and what characters! Wisecracking babushkas who refused to evacuate the Chernobyl region, remaining in the "Dead Zone." Through their eyes, we come to understand that our aging nuclear power infrastructure may ...Read more

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