Friday, February 4, 2011

Vladimir Shevchenko films Chernobyl



"This film shows the terrifying images captured by the Russian filmmaker Vladimir Shevchenko on scene at Chernobyl those dreadful days in April 1986. Shevchenko later died suffering from the radiation he exposed himself to. Although his name is not among the official casualties of the accident, this last tragic film of him keeps his name alive forever."

2 comments:

Arjan said...

the fact that it's completely silent makes it even more impressive.

R2K said...

It is very sad to see all of these young men exposed to serious amounts of radiation. The value of a life in the USSR was (and in Russia, perhaps still is) rather lower than we have come to expect in Europe and the US.