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In Washington, there will be a screening of the film Chornobyl 22, followed by a discussion with the director Oleksiy Radynski

Updated: Apr 4

The Reckoning Project is screening Chornobyl 22 by Oleksiy Radynski in the Ukrainian House in Washington. The documentary discloses previously unknown details about the Russian crimes during the occupation of the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant and its Zone of Alienation in 2022. After the screening, Oleksiy Radynski, the director and The Reckoning Project's researcher, will hold a Q&A session with the audience. The event will be moderated by The Atlantic journalist Franklin Foer.

When: 5 pm, April 16th

Where: Ukraine House, 2134 Kalorama RD NW Washington, D.C., 20008

CHORNOBYL 22 by Oleksiy Radynski

During the Russian occupation of the Chornobyl Zone in early 2022, a local informant is clandestinely filming the Russian troops. We hear the workers of the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Station discuss their experiences during the Russian military takeover of their facility - an act of nuclear terror that threatened another global disaster at this site. Past and present catastrophic scenarios intertwine in this episode of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Chornobyl 22 won the Grand Prix at Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen in 2023 and has been long-listed for the Best Short Documentary nomination at the Academy Awards. It also won the Audience Award at the Kyiv International Short Film Festival and the Special Mention at the Docudays UA International Documentary Film Festival.

Oleksiy Radynski is a documentary filmmaker and writer based in

Kyiv. His films have been screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Institute of Contemporary Arts (London), e-flux (New York) and other venues. His texts have been published in various media outlets including The Atlantic, e-flux journal, and Die Tageszeitung. As part of the Reckoning Project, he researches Russian war crimes such as nuclear terrorism and environmental warfare.

Franklin Foer is a staff writer at The Atlantic.

He is the author of The Last Politician: Inside Joe Biden's White House and the Struggle for America's Future and World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech. He was previously the editor of The New Republic and a staff writer at Slate and New York magazine. His other books include How Soccer Explains the World and Jewish Jocks (co-edited with Marc Tracy), which won a National Jewish Book Award.


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