Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

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Film Series: The Babushkas of Chernobyl

This month is International Women’s Day and have we got a treat for you! Multi-award winning documentary The Babushkas of Chernobyl will screen at the CCA on Wednesday 8th March at 6pm.

In the radioactive Dead Zone surrounding Chernobyl’s Reactor No. 4, a defiant community of women scratches out an existence on some of the most toxic land on Earth. They share this hauntingly beautiful but lethal landscape with an assortment of visitors – scientists, soldiers, and even ‘stalkers’ – young thrill-seekers who sneak in to pursue post-apocalyptic video game-inspired fantasies. Why the women chose to return after the disaster – defying the authorities and endangering their health – is a remarkable tale about the pull of home, the healing power of shaping one’s destiny, and the subjective nature of risk.

Check out the trailer:

Documentary: Ukraine (2015)

Directors: Holly Morris and Anne Bogart

Running time: 70 mins

Ukrainian and Russian with English subtitles

 

We will be joined by Iona Community member, Sally Beaumont for a short post show discussion.

This screening is sponsored by The Iona Community


Doors open at 5.45pm. Screenings start at 6.00pm.

As usual, screenings are free and welcome to all (age restrictions may apply). To guarantee a seat please come early, as tickets are on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis.

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