A thrilling investigation into the ghosts of the Soviet Union and the mind of an irradiated Ukrainian artist on a quest to discover the 'criminal' behind the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Unforgettably eccentric artist Fedor Alexandrovich begins his quest by revealing to the world an enormous secret Soviet weapon that stands in the shadow of Chernobyl, and which Kremlinologists in the 1980s thought might be a giant mind-control device. But what Fedor discovers is much more sinister. While his theory that Chernobyl was an inside job may seem mad, the audience too starts to question reality when secret police appear and one of the crew members is shot by a sniper, as revolution, paranoia and terror engulf the crew. This Sundance Grand Jury winner and darling of critics worldwides pushes the boundaries of the documentary form while telling a crucial story about the deadly dance between Ukraine and Russia, and hinting at what Putin has in mind next.
Provider: Gunpowder & Sky
Release date: 2015
Running time: 1:21:00
Actor: Fedor Alexandrovich
Director: Chad Gracia
Producers: Chad Gracia, Mike Lerner
Writer: Chad Gracia
Genres: Documentary, Independent
The kid has an interesting premise. I guess he thinks the USSR deliberately blew up block 4 at Chernobyl to cover up the supposed fact that the Russian Duga over-the-horizon radar array near the Pripyat Atomgrad didn't work. For something that wasn't supposed to work, they sure let the sumbitch run for a long time (1976-1986).