19TH MINDANAO FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTION
Stalking Chernobyl: Exploration After Apocalypse, a documentary from Cultures of Resistance Films, examines the underground culture of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Three decades after the world’s most infamous nuclear disaster, wildlife has returned in the absence of human settlements. Meanwhile, illegal hiking adventurers known as “stalkers,” extreme sports aficionados, artists, and tour companies have begun to explore anew the ghostly, post-apocalyptic landscape.
Director: Iara Lee
Genre: Adventure, Eco
Place of Origin: Ukraine/USA/Brazil/Bulgaria/Slovakia
The film occurs in the neighbourhood where the author was born and lived for 30 years, and establishing some tension in the relationship between a subjective experience of a familiar souvenir and the social framework of a collective history. How is that the ritualization of the oblivion is created?
Director: Ximena Gonzalez
Genre: Author’s Point of View
Place of Origin: Buenos Aires, Argentina