Free screening of documentary “Chernobyl Heart”


firefighters with protective gear wash a west german car near the east german border after it arrived from poland with radioactive fallout from the chernobyl nuclear plant disaster may 3 1986

Chernobyl Heart is a documentary film by Maryann DeLeo. The film won the Best Documentary Short Subject award at the 2004 Academy Awards.

In the film, DeLeo travels through Ukraine and Belarus observing the effects of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster on the health of children in the area. Many children suffered from a cardiac degradation condition now known in the area as “Chernobyl heart”, in addition to other severe radiation poisoning effects.

Kim Stewart, Friends of the Earth spokeswoman, will talk briefly about why the Chernobyl catastrophe is relevant today, particularly in context of the Queensland Government’s decision to recommence uranium mining.

Event hosted by Friends of the Earth Brisbane and Rally for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament.

How to get there – take bus 199 to Stop 7 on Boundary Street in West End. The bus stops outside venue.

Free screening of documentary “Chernobyl Heart”
24 April at 18:00
Lock’n’Load Bistro in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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