World Premiere Announcement!
We are thrilled to announce that The Babushkas of Chernobyl will have its world premiere at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival in the documentary Competition. It is thanks to... Read more
Film update, Ukraine report & The Stalkers
Hello Babushka backers,
It has been a long journey, but we are happy to report that the film is soon to be out in the world. Since receiving a NEA... Read more
Ukraine under fire & film update
It hasn’t been a calm spring in Ukraine. We are following the developments closely and thinking about how it impacts the women in Chernobyl. We got word from... Read more
Things have been busy for us as we continue to work through the early stages of editing. While we still have a ways to go, we’re excited to give you... Read more
Fall update & Babs TED Talk live...
Hi all -
FALL HARVEST: We’ve had a busy fall in Brooklyn where the whole team convened for 3 months of hard, good, post-production work. We're close to having... Read more
Ukrainian Independence Day! ..and news
Happy Ukrainian Independence Day - Slava Ukraini!
News: The Babushkas of Chernobyl just won a San Francisco Film Society Award - and the hefty grant that goes with it.... Read more
Easter in Chernobyl
Right now the women of the Zone are fervently baking cakes, painting eggs with intricate designs, and doling out moonshine for the festivities ahead. It's Orthodox Easter in Ukraine.
Tonight... Read more
Word from the Dead Zone - tough winter.
Seems fitting to send out an update today, International Women’s Day. Since our latest shoot with the extraordinary grandmothers of Chernobyl, we’ve had our noses to the grindstone,... Read more
Back from Ukraine! Mission accomplished.
We’ve returned from Ukraine having completed a fascinating, demanding, and very successful Chernobyl shoot. Right now we’re knee-deep in translations and mapping out our plan going forward into... Read more
In Their Own Words. The Final Day.
Hello Babushka Backers,
We're entering the final day of our Kickstarter campaign http://kck.st/OeaH9J Having been caught up in it, and a frenzy of complicated pre-production logistics for the shoot, we wanted... Read more
Babushka Procession video…and the final stretch!
We have been incredibly moved by the outpouring of support for this project, and want you to know each additional dollar raised above our original goal will go... Read more
Radiation - filming in the hot zone
Many of you have asked about the realities of filming at Chernobyl and radiation safety. There are many regulations; the Zone is pretty much like a police state... Read more
Crossing the line! Thank you. дуже дякую
THANK YOU BACKERS! We crossed the line of our initial goal and are heading for the next. Stand by for interview excerpts, new rewards and more! - Holly &... Read more
Hello Backers -
A thundering THANK YOU - DIYAKUYU to all of you who have sent us charging towards our initial goal. We are so grateful - and we... Read more
Onward! And a love song from The Zone...
Going public with this film project -- bringing in backers to take this story to the world -- has elicited an outpouring of enthusiasm. It's been incredibly moving.... Read more
Wow. Thanks so much for your support! We really appreciate all your messages & belief in the babushkas. This documentary will give voice to people rarely heard from;... Read more