Funded! This project was successfully funded on October 11, 2012.

Update #5

Babushka Procession video…and the final stretch!

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Hello All,

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 straight into Phase I post-production - and move us closer to getting this film out into the world. Here’s what we can do if we raise… 

  •  32 K+  Transcribe, translate & log footage from our shoots.
  •  $34.5 K+ Source & begin licensing archival footage - while we are in Kyiv 
  •  $36 K+ Source and begin licensing music authentic to Ukraine’s Polissia region (where Chernobyl is located). 
  • 39 K+ gets us started editing

In these final hours we hope you’ll continue to forward this link to your friends and spread the word via FB etc. http://kck.st/OeaH9J   Huge thanks.

As we march on, we leave you with a poignant video clip we shot in Chernobyl last Easter. The procession reflects one of the few times a year when the women of the Zone all come together, and the Chernobyl Town church is open for worship.   

- Holly, Anne & the team

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      Creator Holly Morris and Anne Bogart on October 11, 2012

      There's about 130 women left in the Zone now. Easter there's more as family is allowed in to visit etc. There is a very part-time priest. When we first started covering this story in 2010 there were approximately 200 women in the Zone (though precise records hard to come by around here). Bottom line: with every season many of them pass....

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      Creator Marilyn Stefano on October 7, 2012

      I had no idea there were so many women - it looks like a huge crowd. How many? Is there still a priest in the village, or does one visit occasionally?

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