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Heavy Water: A Film for Chernobyl - David Bickerstaff; Phil Grabsky
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Mario Petrucci's poem "Heavy Water" serves as the inspiration for director David Bickerstaff's documentary exploring the devastating aftermath of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant explosion. As a gigantic radioactive cloud spreads out from northern Ukraine into Belarus, unassuming citizens gather for May Day celebrations, and the townspeople of Pripyat become mesmerized by inferno that rages on the horizon. It would only be 72 hours before the radioactive dust settled over a massive parcel of land, creating a contaminated ...