With this week's passing of the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, and the spring holidays, we've been reflecting on the long strange ride of The Babushkas of Chernobyl - the women themselves, and the film that documents their extraordinary lives.
For the women, this month has meant Easter cakes, and a night of rumbling over the broken roads of the Exclusion Zone in a battered bus to attend midnight mass at the Chernobyl Church's only service of the year.
For the film, it's meant nearly a hundred festival screenings, wonderful reviews, a heap of awards, and broadcasts in more than a dozen countries around the world.
And as of this week, Worldwide Digital Release - streaming everywhere!
Here's to a future free of nuclear disaster, yet full of the resilience, and love of home & community that the women of the Zone embody. Thanks for your part in helping to preserve and spread their story.
As babushka Maria Shovkuta put it in her spring celebration toast - brandishing what has become an iconic line in the film - "Goodbye brains, see you tomorrow!"
onward - HM