“A vivid and compelling film… where a dose of adrenaline matters more than a dose of radiation.” — Beyond Nuclear International
“Stalking Chernobyl: Exploration After Apocalypse” (2020) is a fascinating documentary from Cultures of Resistance Films that offers a unique portal into the clandestine culture that has developed around the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone three decades after the world’s worst nuclear disaster.
In addition to the explosion of officially-sanctioned tours to what has become Ukraine’s top tourist destination, illegal hiking adventurers and urban explorers known as “stalkers”–along with extreme sports enthusiasts, disaster tourists, artists, and underground tour operators–enter “The Zone”. Many defy state prohibitions to dodge checkpoints and security guards in order to explore the mysterious and ghostly post-apocalyptic landscape.
Due to popular demand, the film will stay available online to watch for free, and a special online Q&A with scientists, activists, Chernobyl stalkers will take place on April 26th, International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day. More information about the film can be found here: https://culturesofresistancefilms.com/stalking-chernobyl