politics | science
D 2006 | 59 min
April 26th 1986. The day a nightmare scenario became horrific reality: the day reactor block 4 of the Chernobyl atomic power station exploded. The early summer heat, insufficient security measures and lack of knowledge and training exposed the emergency workers to extreme risk. One of them was the young artist Dmitrij Gutin. During the last days of his military service he was posted to the highly contaminated 30 km. zone around Chernobyl. He died just short of his 40th birthday, after many painful years of suffering the effects of radiation poisoning. A moving film told from the personal perspective of the director, it is a requiem for the often forgotten victims of the disaster and a caveat against putting blind trust in technological advancement.
Original titleChernobyl: The Invisible Thief
CameraAnatolij Rudakow
DirectorChristoph Boekel
EditorThomas Balkenhol
Awards: Main Award of the Marshal of Podlasie Voivodship. The 4th Waga Brothers International Festival of Nature Films 2006 | Main Award of the Mayor and the Local Administration of the City of Saratov. Saratov Sufferings 2006 – The 3rd International Documentary Drama Film Festival | Prize of the Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic. EKOTOPFILM 2006 | UNDPI GOLD Award (United Nations Department of Public Information). The New York Festivals | Bronze World Medal (Cat: Environment & Ecology). The New York Festivals | Bronze Award. Stories from the Field – The Third Annual United Nations Documentary Film Festival | Award For Best Use Of Footage in a Science or Natural History Production, FOCAL INTERNATIONAL AWARDS 2007 | A-Prize for the best journalistic film, ENVIROFILM 2007 | Special Prize in the categorie 'Man And His Environment', FESTROIA 2007, Festival Internacional de Cinema | Platinum Remi Award, The Houston International Film Festival 2007 | Audience Award, 5th Human Rights Documentary Days - International Film Festival
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