Stalking Chernobyl: Exploration After Apocalypse

Inside a land frozen in time by disaster

Stalking Chernobyl: Exploration After Apocalypse Three decades after the world's most infamous nuclear disaster, wildlife has returned in the absence of human settlements. Meanwhile, illegal hiking adventurers known as "stalkers," extreme sports aficionados, artists, and tour companies have begun to explore anew the ghostly, post-apocalyptic landscape.


Festivals

LaurelTerres Travel Festival | Winner | Best Feature Film

LaurelSheffield Adventure Film Festival | Winner | Best Spirit of Adventure Film Gold Award

LaurelSmaragdni Eco Film Festival | Winner | Best Feature Length Documentary

LaurelSiciliAmbiente Documentary Film Festival | Winner | Best Documentary Film

The Producers


Iara Lee - Director

Iara Lee, a Brazilian of Korean descent, is an activist, filmmaker, and founder/director of the Cultures of Resistance Network, an organization that promotes global solidarity and supports agitators, educators, farmers, and artists to build a more just and peaceful world through creative resistance and nonviolent action. Her films address topics that are often overlooked by the mainstream media--including indigenous rights, food sovereignty, and environmental justice--and are frequently set in Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. They have shown across the world at events ranging from screenings in refugee camps and community centers to debuts at the Berlinale and Sundance festivals.


Oleg Shalashov - Production Coordinator

Born into a family of Chernobyl nuclear power plant workers, Oleg worked as an official tour guide in Chernobyl from 2013 until 2018. He has been stalking Chernobyl since 2010.


Dimo Petkov - Editor

Editor born and raised in Bulgaria. Mostly editing, shooting and directing action sports videos and documentaries while not out fly fishing or snowboarding.

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