Chernobyl, a natural history?
- 2009, France
- Original language
- Running time
- environment, research, living matter
- Directed by
- Luc Riolon
- Written by
- Luc Riolon et Antoine Bamas
- Produced by
- Camera Lucida Productions, ARTE France, CNRS Images, Direction Générale de la Recherche Européenne
- Member page
- Camera Lucida
On April 26th 1986, reactor n°4 at the Lenin power station in Chernobyl went out of control, leading to the consequences we all know: radioactive fallouts contaminating huge pieces of land, the creation of a 30-km-radius exclusion zone around the power station. In this now forbidden zone, the wild fauna and flora were left to their fate. What happened to this wildlife, freed from human pressure but immersed in the Chernobyl radioactive "hell"?
For scientists, the Chernobyl forbidden zone has become an open-air laboratory, a tragically unforeseen but huge laboratory. This is a strange no-man's land where geochemists, zoologists and radioecologists are making disconcerting discoveries.
Selected at Pariscience 2010 - Buffon Prize
See the showing : Friday 08th October 2010 from 20h30 to 22h30