Special event by the Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre. Presentation of the Chornobyl [IN]visible DVD, and discussion with experts.
The Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre presents its new Chornobyl [IN]visible DVD set, and invites you to a screening of rare Chornobyl documentaries.
Chornobyl [IN]visible is a project dedicated to the cinematographic representation of the disaster, an attempt to rethink and reinterpret our knowledge of the accident and the portrayals of it accumulated over the past thirty years. Chornobyl is not only a humanitarian but also a representative lacuna. From a visual standpoint, the accident at Chornobyl is in deficit, because radioactive radiation cannot be seen by the human eye. In the absence of visual evidence of the explosion, a set of specific and constant images have become ubiquitous: chronicles of the efforts to suppress the radiation, the construction of the shelters, the destroyed fourth power unit, biological mutations and panoramas of dilapidated Prypiat. Documents about Chornobyl are unique objects that combine art (cinema as a representative practice), politics (the collapse of the Soviet Union) and science (the anthropogenic aspect of the accident).
– Chornobyl Nuclear Station / Chornobylska atomna (1974, Ukrainian SSR, Ukrainian News and Documentary film studio, 11 min., dir. by Leonid Avtonomov)
– Chain Reaction / Lantsiuhova reaktsiia (1978, Ukrainian SSR, Ukrtelefilm studio, 20 min., dir. by Volodymyr Heorhiienko)
– Chornobyl. Breaking Bread / Chornobyl. Khlib na rozlomi (1986, Ukrainian SSR, Ukrainian News and Documentary film studio, Impuls artistic union, 11 min., dir. by Oleksandr Kosinov)
– Unpublished Album / Nevydanyi albom (1991, Ukraine, Ukrainian News and Documentary film studio, Krynytsia artistic union, 20 min., dir. by Viktor Kripchenko, Volodymyr Taranenko)
– Tamara Hundorova (literary critic and the athor of 'AfterChernobyl Library. Ukrainian Literature Postmodernism' and other books);
– Serhii Myrnyi (Chornobyl disaster researcher, writer, ecologist);
– Anna Onufriienko (film scholar from the Dovzhenko Centre, Chornobyl [IN]visible DVD co-editor).
Moderation by Oleksandr Teliuk (film scholar from the Dovzhenko Centre).