The Russian Woodpecker: Film about Chernobyl at Guardian Live Docs, 18-11-2015

August 1, 2015 • Cultural, Past Events • Views: 1192



18 November 2015, 20.30 – 22.00


Picturehouse Central, London, W1D 7DH


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Guardian Live Docs bring together some of the most compelling feature length documentaries from around the world, in a double bill every month with a new Guardian commissioned short documentary.

The Russian Woodpecker

Young, eccentric Ukrainian artist Fedor Alexandrovich was just four years old when the Chernobyl disaster struck, but the event had a profound effect on him. In seeking to learn more about what happened at the nuclear plant, Fedor becomes fascinated with the Duga — a massive, Soviet-constructed radio antenna near the Chernobyl site that remains shrouded in mystery.

In the style of a paranoid thriller, The Russian Woodpecker takes us to the frontlines of the Revolution, and gives us the history and context for the war between Russia and Ukraine, a battle that will have ramifications for the whole world.


Running time: 80 minutes including screening followed by audience Q&A. No interval.

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