STALKING CHERNOBYL: EXPLORATION AFTER APOCALYPSE

STALKING CHERNOBYL: exploration after apocalypse, a documentary from Cultures of Resistance Films, examines the underground culture of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in Ukraine. Three decades after the world’s most infamous nuclear disaster, wildlife has returned in the absence of human settlements. Meanwhile, illegal hiking adventurers known as “stalkers,” extreme sports aficionados, artists, and tour companies have begun to explore anew the ghostly, post-apocalyptic landscape.

Directed by: Iara Lee

Produced by: Iara Lee

Country of origin: USA

Year of production: 2020

Duration: 57 min

Iara Lee

Iara Lee, a Brazilian of Korean descent, is an activist, filmmaker, and founder /director of the Cultures of Resistance Network, an organization that promotes global solidarity and supports agitators, educators, farmers, and artists to build a more just and peaceful world through creative resistance and nonviolent action. Her films address topics that are often overlooked by the mainstream media--including indigenous rights, food sovereignty, and environmental justice--and are frequently set in Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. They have shown across the world at events ranging from screenings in refugee camps and community centers to debuts at the Berlinale and Sundance festivals.

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