Film Series: The Babushkas of Chernobyl
May 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm$35
Thursday, May 16th
Doors open at 4pm for opportunity to walk the grounds and grab a drink from our cash bar.
Location: 24 Cottage Rd. Kensington, NH
Film screening begins at 5PM, followed by zoom Q&A session with the director.
We are thrilled to announce that we will be showcasing yet another one of Holly Morris’s incredible films, The Babushkas of Chernobyl! After being inspired by her previous work, Exposure, we can’t wait to share this film with you. Holly will be joining us virtually for a special Q&A session following the screening, and we couldn’t be more excited to have her as a part of our Film Series. So sit back, relax, and get ready to be blown away by this amazing film. Keep reading to learn more about it – trust us, you won’t want to miss it!
In the radioactive Dead Zone surrounding Chernobyl’s Reactor No. 4, a defiant community of women scratches out an existence on some of the most toxic land on Earth. They share this hauntingly beautiful but lethal landscape with an assortment of interlopers—scientists, soldiers, and even ‘stalkers’—young thrill-seekers who sneak in to pursue post-apocalyptic video game-inspired fantasies. Why the film’s central characters, Hanna Zavorotyna, Maria Shovkuta, and Valentyna Ivanivna, chose to return after the disaster, defying the authorities and endangering their health, is a remarkable tale about the pull of home, the healing power of shaping one’s destiny and the subjective nature of risk.
To learn more, visit the official film website here.
About the Director
For tow decades Holly Morris has told, and championed, pro-woman, cross-cultural stories on the global stage. She is an internationally known filmmaker, author, and presenter (Adventure Divas, Globa Trekker, Treks in a Wild World).
Her last feature film, The Babushkas of Chernobyl (“Beautiful, affectionate and stirring”- NYT) premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival, where it won the Jury Award for Directing, the first of nearly two dozen awards received before being broadcast world-wide. The film, based on her print journalism, is about a defiant community of women who live inside Ukraine’s radioactive “Exclusion Zone”. The story is also the basis of her popular TED talk.
Refund and weather policy
Tickets are non-refundable. Please note that all events at Alnoba are rain or shine. If an event is cancelled due to extreme weather you will receive an email notification. If you do not get an email notifying you that the event is cancelled, that means the event is still going forward as scheduled.