Stalking Chernobyl: exploration after apocalypse
Photo by Serenga Strange
A documentary directed by lara lee, from Cultures of Resistance Films, will examine the underground culture of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in Ukraine.
Three decades after the world’s most infamous nuclear disaster, wildlife has returned in the absence of human settlements. Meanwhile, illegal hiking adventurers known as “stalkers,” extreme sports aficionados, artists, and tour companies have begun to explore anew the ghostly, post-apocalyptic landscape.
Screening during the Mahalla Festival, 09.09.22, 19:00
Kurtuluş Greek Primary School, Hacıahmet, Ateşböceği Sk. No:1, 34440 Beyoğlu/İstanbul
The title, Palimpsest, originally denotes a piece of writing material on which the original writing has been erased to make room for later writing.
However, traces of the overwritten texts remain.
This paleographic phenomenon will inspire the artists of the Mahalla Festival 2022. They will be concerned with the use of resources in a
comprehensive way: in terms of ecological, economic, political, social and communal memory culture.
The Palimpsest Festival is supported by