The Babushkas of Chernobyl, 72 min

The Babushkas of Chernobyl, 72 min. Feature

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DIALOGUE [ENGLISH] NO SUBTITLES

SUBTITLES / LOWER THIRDS / SUPER

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Valentyna in her garden, about to go fishing

 

Babushka is going fishing.

 

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Let’s sit down, friends, before we hit the long road.

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Fishing rods.

We’ll take the basic ones.

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Today, after the rain

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there won’t be many fish

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but still

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off I go.

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Off you go, Valentyna Ivanivna.

Fishing.

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This way.

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Fishing.

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Valentyna on the field walking.

 

[lower third]

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Ukraine

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[SINGING]

A flock of birds...

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is flying sad

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and only one is happy.

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Just one little...

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silly crane.

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Valentyna fishing

 

The Exclusion Zone is not a prison.

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In Kiev I’d have died long ago,

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five times over.

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The air there is probably worse than it is here.

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Every car releases the whole periodic table into the air

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and you inhale that into your lungs.

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Nutrition.

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You eat all sorts of chemicals.

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That’s not healthy, that’s not good.

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Here in the Exclusion Zone,

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life never stopped,

nature just took over.

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The river flows just like before.

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The fish live here just like before

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I won’t go anywhere even at gunpoint.

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Archival footage of the accident

 

[SUPER]

APRIL 1986

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An accident has occured

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At the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

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One of the reactors has been damaged.

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Newsreader

 

The situation is being dealt with.

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Aid is being given to those affected.

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The government has formed a commission of inquiry.

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Archival Footage of reactor

 

[SUPER]

On April 26, 1986, Chernobyl Nuclear

Power Plant Reactor No.4 exploded

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Archival footage of evacuation

 

[SUPER]

The resulting fire lasted 10 days,

releasing 400 times as much radiation

as the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

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Archival Footage of reactor

 

[SUPER]

Hundreds of thousands of residents

were forcibly evacuated.

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Archival footage of fence being built

 

[SUPER]

A 2,600 square kilometer

radioactive ''Exclusion Zone''

was declared uninhabitable.

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Archival footage of fence being built

 

[SUPER]

Evacuees were told they could never return.

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[TITLE CARD]

THE BABUSHKAS

OF CHERNOBYL

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Exclusion Zone border

 

[SUPER]

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Border

Ukraine

 

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Vita Polyakova at the Security checkpoint, entrance to the Zone.

My name is Vita Polyakova. I work as a guide for the government body who is responsible for all the visits in the Exclusion Zone.

 

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[LOWER THIRD]

Vita Polyakova

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Security checkpoint, entrance to the Zone

 

The Exclusion Zone is a regime area of strict control

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provided by the Minister of Emergencies.

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Driving through abandoned villages.

 

The Exclusion Zone is officially deserted.

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It’s all closed forever.

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Radiation is the invisible danger.

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So, no smoking, no eating outside

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because of the concentration of radioactive dust in the air.

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It goes inside your intestines.

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Touching any vegetation is forbidden.

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No mushrooms, no berries, no drinking water from open water supplies.

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Please avoid touching any structures.

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A wall can be on the verge of collapse.

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Reactor No 4

 

[LOWER THIRD]

Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

Reactor No. 4

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Hanna’s backyard. Cell phone rings

 

[LOWER THIRD]

Kupovate Village

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

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Hannah on phone

 

Hello?

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What?

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You can’t hear me?

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Let me move.

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Can you hear me now?

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Can you hear me now?

 

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[LOWER THIRD]

Hanna Zavorotnya

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Just call me tomorrow.

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OK, bye, bye.

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Looks like it’s off. God knows.

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Hanna feeds chickens

 

Oooh, my chicken.

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First I feed the chickens

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then I feed the pigs

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Hanna goes inside the house. Feeds Sonia.

 

and then I feed the disabled lady.

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Here’s cake for you, Sonia.

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My sister has been disabled since childhood.

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Hanna showing family graves

 

Mother

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uncle

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my granny

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and my grandfather.

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This is my boy.

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He died of appendicitis when he was two.

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He could be coming to visit me from Kiev.

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Hanna plants flowers on a grave

 

I love my native land and my graves.

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Hanna leaves the cemetery

 

If I hadn’t come back, I would’ve died by now.

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When people who moved away visit here, they’re like this

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and I’m like this!

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You get it?

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That’s all!

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00:07:12:18

Hanna and Maria (neighbor) getting ready to go over to Maria S.

 

I’m bringing some guests.

And we’ll go visit Maria.

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They will drive us.

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Babushkas in the car on their way to Maria S.

 

We should have picked at least some corn flowers for her.

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Oh she’ll get over it!

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[LOWER THIRD]

Opachichi Village

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

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[LOWER THIRD]

Maria Shovkuta

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Maria S. showing her garden

 

This is Babushka’s garden!

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This is all mine!

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All mine!

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Here Babushka will plant everything!

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Cucumbers, potatoes, beets

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carrots, onions.

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We’ll work with our hands.

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With the shovel, with hands.

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Potatoes will be here and here.

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I’ll plant potatoes over there.

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Even though I’m so small,

I’m very hard-working.

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Now stay out!

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Maria Shovkuta’s backyard. Hanna and Maria 2 come for Easter lunch

 

Christ is risen!

 

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Truly, He is risen!

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Happy Easter!

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-Happy Easter!

-Christ is risen!

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Outside Maria S.'s house

 

[SINGING]

We drank vodka

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and we’ll be drinking more.

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Babushkas at the Easter table in Maria S. house

(Maria S., Hanna, Maria 2)

 

And whoever makes fun of us

 

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will be beaten up.

 

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Babushkas drinking shots of alcohol

 

Cheers!

 

 

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This is so good.

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·         It was right around Easter.

Yes, it was Easter.

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We had our Easter cakes baked.

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The village head came over and said,

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‘Stop work, the reactor exploded.’

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We saw a pillar of smoke,

a circle of smoke.

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A convoy of buses arrived

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loaded us up and drove off.

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I was evacuated to Kopyliv.

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Oh, I can’t.

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We’ll start crying if we talk about this.

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Some of us weren’t even given water

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because people didn’t want us there.

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They said we brought radiation.

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My darlings, when I returned home

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I was one of the first to come back.

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When I got here, I kneeled down

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grabbed a handful of soil

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put it in my mouth and said

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‘I will never leave here again.’

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Let’s have a drink.

Stand up.

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Christ is risen!

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Truly, He is risen!

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This is not to get drunk but to heal.

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We won’t get any peace till the dusk.

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I can tell.

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Babushkas coming to sit on benches in front of a house – evacuated babushkas, living outside Zone

 

[LOWER THIRD]

Lukashi Village

200 km outside the Zone

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[LOWER THIRD]

Relocated women

Formerly of Mashevo Village

(razed after explosion)

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Let's sing this one.

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The one you like?

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We should have prepared better.

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We were meant to be evicted for 3 days.

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Not our whole lives.

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Evacuated for 3 days.

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That’s it.

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Some villagers snuck back illegally, like rebels.

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They walked for 70 km

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Babushka walks on the road behind barbed wire fence

 

right after evacuation.

 

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They dug under the barbed wire and got home that way.

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Today, approximately 10 returnees live inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone - enduring on some of the most toxic land on Earth

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Almost all of them are women.

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Geiger counter beeping. Reactor

 

Right now we are in the very midst of the Zone

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the epicenter of the accident.

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The parking lot of the Nuclear Reactor No.4, where the explosion happened 27 years ago.

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[LOWER THIRD]

Vita Polyakova

Official Government Guide

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That sound of beeping all the time - it can become nervewracking.

 

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Radiation levels near the reactor

are approximately 60 times higher

than normal.

 

Exposure time is strictly controlled.

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After the explosion, the Reactor didn’t exist anymore.

The active core blew up.

The steam literally drenched all the Exclusion Zone, around the reactor.

 

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Map of the Zone with Reactor in the background.

This is Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the very center.

And we have 10 km zone and then we have 30 km zone.

 

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Reactor, sarcophagus

The structure which you see right now, that is the “sarcophagus”.

Inside we have those fuel-containing masses and that is the source of radioactive dust.

 

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Radioactive dust has been coming through the holes for 27 years.

The radiation which we see here – that is radioactive dust coming from inside.

Plus, the walls may just collapse.

 

 

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Valentyna’s garden

 

[LOWER THIRD]

Teremtsy Village

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

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The sun is shining – it’s all good.

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Babushka talks to herself…

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because she has no one to talk to.

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Who will bring me food?

I only have whatever I grow.

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Here – tomatoes, parsley…

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Raspberries… raspberries…

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Here it is my little raspberry bush…

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Just growing here

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my little raspberries…

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I used to live in Pripyat.

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It was a very beautiful town.

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On April 26th , 1986, at 1 a.m.

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I was called into work – urgently.

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I was a medic in the emergency room.

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You can’t imagine how many people were there, my God.

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We performed gastric cleansing on them,

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intravenous therapy, all the injections.

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The next morning, helicopters and planes

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took the most critical patients to Moscow.

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No one came back from there.

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There’s a big cemetery there.

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No one came back from there.

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Literally, the next day, I got a splitting headache.

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I had the feeling

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that some monsters

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with inhuman eyes and appearance

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were before my eyes.

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We weren’t allowed to say anything back then.

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They told us there was ‘no radiation.’ That’s how it was.

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Then all sorts of tumors started to appear.

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Valentyna in her garden making raspberry jam

 

This takes time, of course, but I’m in no hurry. I’m retired.

 

 

 

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I want to mix this well…

 

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and grind the little seeds…

 

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so that we get even more goodness out of it.

 

 

00:15:25:20

 

 

A chef should always taste her cooking.

 

00:15:30:05

 

 

Blackcurrant leaves with raspberry… so delicious!

 

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And sandwiches with butter and jam!

 

00:16:05:06

Ecotesters arrive at Hanna’s

 

Babushka!

 

00:16:07:05

 

 

Hello, hello.

 

00:16:12:18

Ecotesters helping with water, preparing to take samples

 

Would you carry that, please?

 

 

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This is for you.

 

00:16:17:07

 

 

Thank you, thank you!

 

00:16:19:21

 

 

We take samples of soil and anything else these women have for testing.

 

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The samples are taken to the laboratory for analysis.

 

00:16:32:21

 

 

This is science.

 

00:16:37:23

Eco testers checking records in their journal

 

Zavorotniy Oleksandr Andriyovych?

 

00:16:40:03

 

 

He’s already dead. Cross him out.

 

00:16:42:21

 

 

All these are dead, yeah?

 

00:16:45:12

 

 

Not many people are left now.

 

00:16:48:14

 

 

How is your health, Grandma?

 

00:16:50:04

 

 

Oh, good!

 

00:16:51:06

 

 

Good! You look good! You’re smiling.

 

00:16:54:02

 

 

I’m 80 years old!

 

00:16:55:17

 

 

So what? You look fine!

 

00:16:57:11

 

 

Maybe you still go dancing?

 

00:16:59:05

 

 

Go dancing where?

 

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Oh, so nowhere to go dancing?

 

00:17:02:04

 

 

There’s nowhere to go dancing!

 

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We don’t have a nightclub!

 

00:17:05:10

 

 

Is there a grandpa for you here?

 

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There’s not a single grandpa here!

 

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None?

 

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Well, there were two useless ones.

 

00:17:15:05

 

 

Let’s go to your house.

 

00:17:22:10

Eco testers taking samples of food from Hanna

 

Grandma, where do you have eggs?

 

 

00:17:26:02

 

 

Carefully!

 

00:17:27:04

 

 

Thank you!

 

00:17:28:23

 

 

We try to follow how

 

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radionuclides migrate from year-to-year

 

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from soil to potatoes, from water…

 

00:17:41:15

 

 

You get out and I’ll lock up!

 

00:17:46:21

 

 

The crows fly in

 

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and eat all my eggs.

 

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I’m a geophysicist

 

00:17:52:22

 

 

I understand where it’s dangerous and where it’s not.

 

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I have special equipment and I know everything.

 

00:18:01:11

Hanna and eco tester in Hanna’s yard

 

When people ask me how I got back here, I say ’by helicopter.’

 

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I don’t say I crawled through bushes.

 

00:18:07:15

 

 

You crawled through bushes?

 

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Yes.

 

00:18:10:00

 

 

I ate a berry and thought

’if I die, so be it.’

 

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But I’m alive ‘till today.

 

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I’ve eaten everything but stones. I’m missing teeth. That’s it!

 

00:18:22:00

Ecotesters in the field

 

Grandma, we have to take some soil.

 

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There’s a village outside the Zone.

 

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Everyone there eats food from the forest.

 

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They pick mushrooms, get firewood, kids go into the woods.

 

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Kids got contaminated early in childhood.

 

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They all had elevated levels of radiation.

 

00:18:46:22

 

 

There was a scandal, of course

 

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because that village is outside the Zone.

 

00:19:03:21

At babushka’s house

 

We’ve come to visit you.

 

00:19:05:22

 

 

Don’t be afraid of us.

 

00:19:07:23

 

 

We don’t contain radiation.

 

00:19:15:15

 

 

It won’t hurt you.

 

00:19:18:12

Ecotesters drinking home-made  wine

 

Homemade strawberry wine.

 

 

00:19:20:23

 

Cutaways of the babushka’s pantry; babushka and ecotester in a room

 

Last year she tried to

 

00:19:23:20

 

 

kick us out with a shovel.

 

00:19:28:11

 

 

-Because I was scared.

-Why would you be scared?

 

00:19:32:05

Babushka cleaning mushrooms, telling story about her evacuation

 

When they evacuated me

 

 

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they took me away at night,

to a new house.

 

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I woke up and the sun had risen

on the wrong side.

 

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The sun was rising on the wrong side.

 

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I knew I had to escape and went on foot.

 

00:19:53:08

 

 

But now you’re back in your own house.

Nice.

 

00:19:55:10

 

 

I’ve lived here from the beginning to the end.

 

00:20:04:15

Ecotesters measuring radiation at babushka house

 

530! WOW!.

 

 

00:20:06:20

 

 

- How much? 530!

- 530!

 

00:20:08:07

 

 

Is that a lot?

 

00:20:11:16

 

 

- Do you want to say this on camera?

- No! Not this!         

 

00:20:15:02

 

 

Do we have too much radiation?

 

00:20:24:22

“Stalkers” climbing over barbed wire in the forest at night

 

[LOWER THIRD]

1.3 km southeast of

Dytyatky Checkpoint

 

00:21:04:14

Maria S. on her porch telling the boar story

 

Wild boar!

 

00:21:07:01

 

 

They dig up the potatoes, eat them up and go back.

 

00:21:13:08

 

 

I scare them like this.

 

00:21:16:21

 

 

And after they’ve had enough to eat, they run away.

 

00:21:25:01

 

 

I live on my own.

 

00:21:26:14

Maria’s sit-down interview in her house.

 

Whenever people come to see me, they always ask the same questions.

 

00:21:29:22

 

 

Why did you come back?

 

00:21:32:22

 

 

Aren’t you afraid of radiation?

 

00:21:35:18

 

 

I’m not afraid of anything, darling.

 

00:21:39:05

 

 

My daughter lives in Kiev.

 

00:21:43:02

 

 

I buried my son when he was 32.

 

00:21:49:06

 

 

That’s a photo of me in Kiev

 

00:21:51:00

 

 

where I met my husband, or he met me.

 

00:21:55:03

 

 

When we sat down to have dinner,

 

00:22:00:07

 

 

I took my fork to reach for some sausage

 

00:22:04:04

 

 

He said: ’No, take it from my hand.’

 

00:22:09:11

 

 

That sausage was like the magnet he pulled me in with.

 

00:22:14:14

 

 

We got married in Kiev.

 

00:22:17:22

 

 

I organized a party there.

 

00:22:21:01

 

 

Baba went dancing back then, now I’m no good…

 

00:22:24:04

 

 

back then I was a star!

 

 

00:22:55:10

Naumov measuring radiation with Geiger counter

 

Ah, a hot spot.

 

00:22:58:09

 

 

Up to 20 microroentgens.

 

 

00:23:03:14

Naumov in the forest

 

I constantly monitor information connected to the Chernobyl Zone.

 

00:23:13:14

 

 

One thing I monitor is these crazy “stalkers”.

 

00:23:19:01

 

 

“Stalkers” are people who illegally sneak

 

00:23:20:18

 

 

into the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

 

00:23:23:04

 

 

Every three days, the police catch a “stalker”

 

00:23:26:11

 

 

I can’t even imagine how many illegal entries

 

00:23:28:08

 

 

the police don’t know about.

 

00:23:31:21

 

 

It’s because of people playing

 

00:23:34:03

 

 

the video game, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

 

00:23:26:07

STALKER game

 

TEXT HERE IS PART OF GAME, NOT REMOVABLE

 

00:23:53:03

 

 

The worst thing is when these so-called “stalkers”

 

00:23:58:19

 

 

try to get to the ghost town, Pripyat.

 

00:24:03:16

 

 

Pripyat  – to get there on foot

 

00:24:06:14

 

 

they have to take highly radioactive routes.

 

 

00:24:10:22

 

 

They don’t understand the danger it poses

 

00:24:13:14

 

 

to their lives and health

 

00:24:17:03

Naumov in the forest w Geiger counter

 

A lot of the fans of the game are

 

 

00:24:23:03

 

 

completely out of touch with reality.

 

00:24:26:13

 

 

You can’t play games with the atom.

 

00:24:34:00

Stalkers showing their route on the map



We’re approximately here

 

 

00:24:36:05

 

 

30 km

 

00:24:38:09

 

 

and Pripyat’s here.

 

00:24:40:15

Stalkers sneaking through a field

 

This Zone is closed, it’s a security zone

 

00:24:43:23

 

 

and that’s why we want to go.

 

00:24:48:14

 

 

It’s a feeling of overcoming something forbidden.

 

00:24:55:11

 

 

You’re drawn to it.

 

00:25:01:02

Stalkers in an abandoned village

 

If you go to Chernobyl Zone 

 

00:25:03:02

 

 

you will see everything how it was 20 or 30 years ago.

 

00:25:07:05

 

 

To go where no man’s foot has stepped for a long time.

 

00:25:10:08

Stalkers in an abandoned house

 

It’s really interesting to see and explore these places.

 

00:25:14:18

 

 

Here’s a stove

 

00:25:18:21

 

 

The radioactive background is within the norm here.

 

00:25:23:19

 

 

And here it’s a little elevated,

around 20.

 

 

00:25:35:11

Stalker picks up old papers, postcards, etc

 

This is from 1979.

 

00:25:45:13

Stalker shots of Chernobyl nature

 

There are only some little places where we have a large level of radiation

 

00:25:51:12

 

 

and we can escape these places.

 

00:26:06:18

Stalkers meet a bab on in the Zone