Sunday, April 24, 2016, George Mason University sponsored a forum, "From Chernobyl to Crimea and Donbas: Resilient People of Ukraine", at Founders Hall Auditorium, the Law School, in Arlington VA.
The program offered the 70 minute feature film “The Babushkas of Chernobyl”, directed by Holly Morris and Anne Bogart. The word “babushka” (which sounds like my last name) means “Russian old woman or grandmother”.
government claims it built new free apartment housing for everyone.
The film also shows a permanent cover being built for the “sarcophagus”.
The official site is here. The film has played in some film festivals like Florida, Los Angeles, and Santa Fe. The production companies include Chicken and Egg.
Wikipedia attribution link for picture of Exclusion Zone entry by Nick Rush-Cooper under CCSA 3.0
Morris was available by Skype briefly. One other woman at the QA spoke about the need to actually raise money for the people (particularly now in Crimea, which Putin took over in 2014) rather than just watch films.
There were two short films.
Rykow and two other contemporaries were available for the QA.
Another short film was “One Story of Basketball: War and Peace” by "Teticano" about Ukrainian pro basketball player Alex Len, now with the Phoenix Suns.
Here's a short video "Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster" from the Engineering Channel.
Update: April 26
Here is a Washington Post story by Andrew Roth on Chernobyl today, with pictures.