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Film: The Babushkas of Chernobyl

This is the first film screening of the UWL Ethnographic Film Series for 2017-2018. 

"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." (

Dr. Elizabeth Peacock (archaeology/anthropology) will introduce the film and faciliate a post-film discussion. Free popcorn will be provided! 


Past occurrences (1)

  • 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017


Movie Theater, Student Union

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University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Movie Theater, Student Union


For questions about this event or to request disability accommodations , contact Elizabeth Peacock at 608.785.6780 or


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