Chernobyl Film Named Best of 2016 by Booklist

THE BABUSHKAS OF CHERNOBYL was selected as one of the top 10 Editor’s Choice films for 2016 by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association.

The film journeys into the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone several decades after the world’s worst nuclear disaster. The tightly regulated 1000 square mile Dead Zone remains one of the most radioactively contaminated places on Earth. Surprisingly, a defiant, spirited group of elderly women scratches out an existence in this lethal landscape. The resilient babushkas are the last survivors of a small community who refused to leave their ancestral homes after the Chernobyl disaster.

Chernobyl was also recently in the news with the completion of a concrete sarcophagus that now covers the reactor. The film captures images of the sarcophagus under construction, which will need to last longer than the pyramids in Egypt to prevent further radiation releases.

"Starred Review. This award-winning documentary captures a land that time forgot and the world has avoided.”
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