Diagonale
Festival of Austrian Film
March 21–26, 2023, Graz

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Pripyat
Documentary Film, AT 1999, Schwarzweiß, 100 min., OmdU
Diagonale 2015

Director, Camera: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Script: Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Wolfgang Widerhofer
Editor: Wolfgang Widerhofer
Location Sound: Alexej Salow
Producers: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Production: NGF Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion

 

After the Chernobyl catastrophe in 1986, a twenty-mile restricted zone was erected around the nuclear power plant, and 116,000 people were evacuated from the area. Pripyat is a portrait of the people who still live and work there, and of those who have moved back to this carefully guarded ghost town. (AV Festival)