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Pripyat

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This quietly powerful documentary details the lives of the few remaining inhabitants of Pripyat, a once thriving town located five miles from Chernobyl. Shooting in stark black-and-white, Austrian director Nikolaus Geyrhalter's camera wanders the town's unnerving moonscape of empty apartment buildings, weed-choked soccer fields, and rings of barbed wire fences as it follows the lives of Pripyat's "autonomous returnees." Though most fear that long-term exposure to nuclear fallout will affect their health...more

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