Chernobyl: Chronicle of Difficult Weeks

General Information

Author/Creator
Shevschenkom, Vladimir, director.
Language
Russian.
Subtitles
English
Published
Soviet Union : The American-Soviet Film Initiative Moscow, 1986.
Physical Description
VHS (54 min.)

Contents/Summary

Summary
The Glasnost Film Festival is a 12-video collection featuring 22 Soviet documentary films produced in the "Glasnost Era." Many of the films remain definitive and timeless documents of previously unexplored aspects of Soviet history and culture. Shevchenko's film crew was the first in the disaster zone following the meltdown of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986, documenting both the disaster and the heroic and horrifying attempts to clean up. They shot continuously for more than three months. Portions of the film are exposed with white blotches -- a radiation leakage. The film wasn't shown immediately because of party censorship; it was released only after the death of the director and heavily cut.

Subjects

Subject
Soviet Union
Genre
Documentary films

Bibliographic Information

Access
Restricted access

Holdings

Item Type Current Location Collection Call Number Volume Info Shelving Location Public Note
VHSOSA Film LibraryOSA Film LibraryFL Record 0985--