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Tankograd- US Premiere of Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award Contender
American Museum of Natural History Margaret Mead Film Fesitval
But Danish filmmaker Boris Bertram's Tankograd is no polemic on the dangers of nuclear waste. It instead offers insight into life in Chelyabinsk through the eyes of the lithe members of its Contemporary Dance Theater. Using footage of the quotidian activities of all four afflicted generations and of the dancers as they prepare "Celestial Bodies" for public performance, the documentary attests to the simple grace of being alive under extraordinary circumstances.
Followed by a live musical performance by Ghost Society's Tobias Wilner and Sara Savery, who composed the score for Tankograd.
Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award Contender