Film: The Babushkas of Chernobyl

February 28, 2013 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
South Orange - Fahy Hall, Room 236
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079
Maxim Matusevich
(973) 761-9386

From Seton Hall University:

“The Babushkas of Chernobyl” is unlikely story of spirit, defiance and beauty from the most contaminated place on Earth. In the radioactive Dead Zone surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, a community of some 200 elderly women is defiantly clinging to their ancestral homeland. Why they chose to live here after the disaster, defying the authorities and endangering their health, is a remarkable tale about the pull of home, the healing power of shaping one’s destiny and the subjective nature of risk.

Holly Morris is a modern-day explorer, writer and storyteller who finds fascinating human stories in the most difficult places. She is the author of Adventure Divas: Searching the Globe for a New Kind of Heroine (Random House) and writer/director and EP of the companion PBS television series, “Adventure Divas.”

A former National Geographic Adventure columnist and widely anthologized essayist, Morris is also a regular contributor to The New York Times among other national publications. She presents the PBS television series “Globe Trekker,” and “Treks in a Wild World,” and also hosted “Outdoor Investigations” – a series in which she and her co-host Jon Prescott investigated the scientific side of today’s environmental and natural world mysteries.

(This is not a GlobalSOMA event.)

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