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An unlikely story of spirit, defiance and beauty from the most contaminated place on Earth
An unlikely story of spirit, defiance and beauty from the most contaminated place on Earth
415 backers pledged $40,594 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Lydia Lodynsky 6 days ago

      in our choice of selection (DVD or download), does download mean we have to download it onto our computer, or does it mean the film will be available somewhere online so we can watch via "streaming video" whenever we want to watch? THANKS! :)

    2. Creator Allan Seward on November 10

      What is the status of the DVD's?

    3. Creator Gum Creative on August 14

      Let's see the film!

    4. Creator Jacqueline Skelton on October 16, 2014

      Can you please let us know what is happening with the documentary. It has been 6 months since your last update and we would like to know where you are with the project.

    5. Creator Irene Grochola on March 9, 2013

      I just respect and honor what you have done. Congratulations on such a wonderful project. God Bless you and all the Babushkas for your endeavors and accomplishments. God help these women...may their prayers be answered. Irena

    6. Creator Lydia Lodynsky on October 24, 2012

      Holly/Anne - we are all thrilled about your project, and look forward to viewing it. CONGRATULATIONS! I just had a thought the other day - and if you are open to feedback & requests, I have one for you: do you think you could include some info in your documentary on the animals/pets you encounter? The Fukushima animals have had lots of media coverage and rescue missions, but I heard nothing similar from Chernobyl. We all know of the tremendous psychological benefits from pet ownership and communion with wildlife; I am sure the Babushkas could relate :) ....Cheers!

    7. Creator Robin Lung on October 10, 2012

      Congratulations, Holly and Anne: Both your efforts in bringing this story to light and your success in getting others to see your vision through Kickstarter is so inspiring to me a I begin the 2nd week of my own Kickstarter campaign for FINDING KUKAN - another documentary about bringing a lost story (and a lost Oscar-winning film to light). aloha, Robin

    8. Creator Tom Hickerson on October 7, 2012

      So glad to hear you made your goal, and are starting to reach 'stretch goals' to make the film even better! Let us know if you are able to swing through Kharkiv during your travels to Ukraine, we'd love to meet you! Good luck!

    9. Creator Holly Morris and Anne Bogart on October 6, 2012

      Thanks to all for your encouraging comments! ! So appreciated. Cleared one hurdle onto the next. Pushing through these last 5 days. onward, Anne & Holly

    10. Creator Tanya Singura Soltys on October 4, 2012

      So happy to see your goal has been met!! Woohoo! Can't wait to see the final project! Congrats!

    11. Creator Holly Morris and Anne Bogart on October 3, 2012

      I remember your mom well - her strength and her stories of homeland. Thank you so much for supporting the project. We'll do our best to make a great film - worthy of the strong, special Ukrainian women it features! - Holly

    12. Creator Myra Nalywajko on October 2, 2012

      Holly I am gladly supporting this, and wish you all the best! My parents and my husband's were all born in Ukraine. I don't know if you'd remember my mom Stephanie (she knew your mom yrs ago), because she'd be very proud of you for doing this. Dyakuyu! Thank you!

    13. Creator Sarah on October 1, 2012


    14. Creator Connie Butler on September 24, 2012

      oops this was previous comment actually by Adam Butler

    15. Creator Connie Butler on September 24, 2012

      This truely is important work. Altho i cannot help with monies i can advertise this and its need to be public this is an incredable story and the time is now maybe to give some hope to Japan as well that humans can survive these type of disasters as well as maybe it can educate the next generation to find an alternative to nuclear energy

    16. Creator Voodoo Politics on September 19, 2012

      I met many of these women writing my book "Wormwood Forest: A Natural History of Chernobyl". It is about time that someone does a documentary about them. They don't live in a radioactive zone because they have good stories to tell. But they are important stories. Fingers crossed for you to reach your goal!

    17. Creator Sarah on September 14, 2012

      This should be an amazing story to get out to the world. I'm so curious to know more about how they decided to return, if their families stay in touch and how they're surviving compared to those who were displaced? Sounds like a great story of community and "tough as nails" women never giving up. Can't wait to see it. Kicking up my initial contribution!