Exclusion Zone
Зона отселения
•  Russia/Ukraine  
•  13 min  
•  Russian, English subtitles
Author/Director(s): Julia Rytik
Producer(s): Artur Miller
Studio: GITR Film & TV School

Sound Engineer: Ivan Apilat

When the Chernobyl nuclear power station exploded in 1985 it seemed that Time itself came to a halt for the towns and villages in the immediate vicinity. Indeed, life for residents in areas contaminated by radioactive fallout has remain frozen. In this film, the public hears testimonies from residents, who describe experiences that previously they wouldn’t dare to speak aloud. While that fateful catastrophe seems to have faded into the distant past, the fact is that the consequences will still be felt for generations to come. Despite the lingering devastation and danger, something stops residents of contaminated areas from abandoning everything they have and moving to a safer and cleaner place. Why is that?

This genre is called "post-apocalyptic documentary”. It’s a post-reality technique in all its phantasmagoria, transmitted by traditional film means, revealing tomorrow's reality for all mankind.

Julia Rytik worked at the Gorky film studio. Since 2019, she has been working at Mir Media as an assistant director and editing director.