QA for George Mason University law school forum on films about Ukraine and Chernobyl


The following is sample of the Q and A  from a session Sunday, April 24, 2016 in the auditorium at Founder’s Hall at the Law School of George Mason University in Arlington VA, maybe 70 people in attendance.

The first film was a short “One Story of Basketball: War and Peace” about a Phoenix Suns player emigrated from Ukraine.

The second was about young classical pianists, “Pianino for Peace”, by Max Rydow, about to enter college, who did QA with other filmmakers.

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Clip 3

From audience

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Clip 5

One of the directors of “The Babushkas of Chernobyl”, Holly Morris, spoke very briefly by Skype but did not do a QA. The film is to be distributed by Journeyman Pictures.

A full review of the three films is on my Blogger site (but not all the video is there).


Dmitro Vlasoy of the AP has a story on the remembrance by Ukrainian citizens of the accident that happened thirty years ago today,   and which the Soviet government tried to deny for a while.

Here’s a film (9 min) “Chernobyl New Safe Confinement”, the Apka Shelter for Reactor 4.

Here is a Russian or Ukrainian film “Shooting Inside the Sarcophagus”

Wikipedia attribution link for picture of Pripyat and Chernobyl after desertion by Jason Minshull


(Published: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 1 PM EDT)


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