“Wasteland” wins documentary prize

A documentary about radioactive problems in Mayak area, created by Gennadi Shabarin for the decommission project, has won the prize of the festival at Baykal International Film Festival 2010.

The project is a cooperation between Norges Naturvernforbund, Kola Environmental Centre, Green World in Sosnovy Bor and For Nature in Chelyabinsk.

The film was presented at the "People and Environment. Baykal International Film Festival 2010", in Irkutsk, Baykal Region, Russia. The Wasteland documentary received the Prize of the Festival.

The documentary was made in 2009 to show the problems in the Mayak area, and to encourage debate about the transport of nuclear waste to Mayak reprocessing facility. In 2010, the decommission network organized screenings in several places in Murmansk region as well as in St.Petersburg.

The project is financed by the Norwegian Minstry of Foreign Affairs.

Watch the film on youtube (in 3 parts):

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