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Alexei and the Spring

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 44 min.
  • Genres: Biography, Culture & Society, History, Sociology, Tragedies & Catastrophes
  • Director:Seiichi Motohashi


In 1998 documentary filmmaker Seiichi Motohashi directed Nadja's Village, a chilling tale about a young woman living in an area of Belarus that was rendered uninhabitable in the wake of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. This time around, Motohashi returns to the same region to follow the lives of a 34-year-old handicapped man named Alexei -- who narrates the film -- and parents living in the similarly afflicted village of Budische. Alexei recalls that faithful day on April 26, the day that the wind blew and...more