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Tankograd- US Premiere of Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award Contender

Tankograd- US Premiere of Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award Contender

Company:

American Museum of Natural History Margaret Mead Film Fesitval

Location:

Kaufmann Theater of The American Natural History Museum- 79th Street and Central Park West

Dates:

Friday, November 12, 2010 - 8:00pm

Tickets:

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Company:
American Museum of Natural History Margaret Mead Film Fesitval

 Chelyabinsk is ground zero for three Mayak plutonium facility accidents that occurred during the Cold War. Built up around its industrial core known as Tankograd, the Siberian city became the hub of the Soviet Union's nuclear program. Sixty years later, the Russian government is trying to compensate those who were forced to clean up the radiation, even as it continues to ignore the dangers still posed by the ongoing effects of contamination.

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

 

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