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Did you know that Cuban doctors helped save Chernobyl’s children? Watch this webinar to know more

Did you know that Cuban doctors helped save Chernobyl’s children? Watch this webinar to know more

Did you know that Cuban doctors helped save Chernobyl’s children? See the deeply moving Cuban feature film A Translator (Un Traductor) that tells their story, available beginning Friday, July 10, for virtual screening with English subtitles.

Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster: The Definitive Story

Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster: The Definitive Story

Chernobyl, Nuclear Accidents, Videos July 5, 2020 at 11:40 pm 0 comments

The National Arts Club presents a conversation with Adam Higginbotham, author of “Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster.” Higginbotham’s book is the definitive story of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, an “account that reads almost like the script for a movie.” (“The Wall Street Journal”).

(Re)Placing Chernobyl: Zoom Seminar Video

(Re)Placing Chernobyl: Zoom Seminar Video

Chernobyl, Videos July 5, 2020 at 11:34 pm 0 comments

On the 14th of May, 2020, a webinar (Re)Placing Chernobyl zoomed in on the popular HBO miniseries “Chernobyl” (2019) to explore the politics of aesthetics, the power of TV mediation of scientific expertise and the wide-ranging impacts of this cultural representation of the disaster. In the context of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, questions of public trust in science and the role of scientific experts in governance have returned to the forefront. The discussion roundtable gathered prominent scholars, artists and cultural producers to unpack the complexities that emerged in process of staging the Chernobyl disaster in the twenty first century.

A forest fire burns near Kyiv, Ukraine, 60 km from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. © Oksana Parafeniuk / Greenpeace

Chernobyl continues to burn as the world fights Covid-19

Latest April 24, 2020 at 6:16 pm 0 comments

Early in the morning of April 26, 1986, the fourth reactor exploded at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. 34 years later, Chernobyl radioactivity is still circulating. The long-lived radionuclides released by the accident mean the disaster continues decades on.