CHORNOBYL: 30 YEARS ON AT FRONTLINE CLUB

24.04.16


A large audience attended London’s Frontline Club in Central London on Saturday for a special commemoration of the 30 anniversary of the Chornobyl disaster.

Organised by the Central and East European London Review, the Embassy of Ukraine in the UK, the Association of Ukrainians in GB, the Association of Ukrainian Women in GB and the Anglo-Belarusian Society in London, the event included introductory remarks by the Ambassador of Ukraine, Natalia Galibarenko, and film-screenings of "Chernobyl: Surviving Disaster" (Nick Murphy, BBC 2006), a hard-hitting drama-doc about the explosion and its subsequent cover-up, and of "Babushkas of Chernobyl" (Bogart and Morris, 2015), a life-affirming documentary about a group of elderly survivors who have chosen, with dogged solidarity, to persist in inhabiting the Zone. 

There were also readings from Nobel Prize-Winner Svetlana Alexievich’s Voices from Chernobyl by film actress Anamaria Marinca supported by Ukrainian harpist Alina Bzhezhinska followed by and an evening discussion-panel of experts on Chornobyl and Ukraine.

A pdf of the programme can be viewed here.


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