Synopsis by Jeaniff Dorset
Volume 4 contains two Russian films with English subtitles. Chernobyl: Chronicle of Difficult Weeks (1988; 58 min.): a troubling look at the devastation caused by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear reactor meltdown. The film was finally released after the director died from radiation poisoning. The BAM Zone: Permanent Residents (1987; 18 min.): a look at the Baikal-Amur Mainline railroad and the symbolization of Brezhnev era stagnancy.
Communism, disaster, nuclear-energy