The Babushkas of Chernobyl

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Kate

Amazing! The medics found that the older people who left died of "anguish" while these babushkas live on with friendship, singing, practicing their faith, using their hands, staying active, and keeping ties with their lifelong community.

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Dylan

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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