Kyiv Premier of Acclaimed Film “The Babushkas of Chernobyl” followed by in person Q&A with the Director Holly Morris, Producer Eleanor Wilson, and Environmental Expert Mary Mycio.
About the film: In the radioactive Dead Zone surrounding Chernobyl’s Reactor No. 4, a defiant community of women scratches out an existence on some of the most toxic land on Earth. They share this hauntingly beautiful but lethal landscape with an assortment of interlopers—scientists, soldiers, and even ‘stalkers’—young thrill-seekers who sneak in to pursue post-apocalyptic video game-inspired fantasies. Why the film’s central characters, Hanna Zavorotyna, Maria Shovkuta, and Valentyna Ivanivna, chose to return after the disaster, defying the authorities and endangering their health, is a remarkable tale about the pull of home, the healing power of shaping one’s destiny and the subjective nature of risk.
30 years after the Chernobyl disaster, some 100 women fiercely cling to their ancestral homeland inside the radioactive “Exclusion Zone.” While most of their neighbors have long since fled and their husbands have gradually died off, this stubborn sisterhood is hanging on — even, oddly, thriving — while trying to cultivate an existence on toxic earth. Why do they insist on living on farms that the Ukrainian government and radiation scientists have deemed uninhabitable? How do they manage to get by, isolated, in an abandoned landscape guarded by soldiers, and rife with wild animals? How has the radiation affected them these past 3 decades? At her cottage, Hanna Zavorotyna brews homemade moonshine and slices thick chunks of salo, raw pig fat - though it is strictly forbidden to eat local food. “Starvation is what scares me, not radiation,” she says. That stark choice reveals an incredible journey the women have traveled: from Stalin’s enforced famines in the 1930s, through Nazi occupation, to nuclear disaster. Like the wolves, moose, wild boar and other wildlife not seen for decades that have come back to the abandoned forests around Chernobyl, the women of the Exclusion Zone, too, have an extraordinary story of survival, and offer a dark yet strangely affirming portrait of life post-apocalypse.
Please do not forget to bring your passport or driver's license.
З нагоди візиту до України ветерана Армії США Шайло Гарріса фонд IZOLYATSIA в партнерстві з Американським домом має честь представити проект "На службі: США, 2010 – Україна, 2017" американського фотографа Пола Солберґа. Виставка складається з портретів американських та українських військових, знятих у 2010 та 2017 роках.
Tamila Khrynenko was selected on a competitive basis to visit the art residence art:optimism in Newburg, NY, USA in June, 2017. The project "Feel your mood ..." was born as the result of attending this residence program. The exhibition includes portraits of creative Newburg citizens whom Tamila met when she arrived to the US.
The story of the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus is one of courage and true grit – a vivid chronicle that celebrates the human spirit. This is the triumphant story of the original 17 members of the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus who survived World War II as a musical ensemble.
The workshop will explain how to work with the categories from the earliest stages of learning and how to develop speaking and thinking skills using categories.
This interactive talk with Professor Conway will focus on the intersection of sports and society, bringing together global sports, athletes, social media, and events through tools that engage every participant in active discussion.
In this four-part workshop we will explore some of the methodologies, strategies, and activities used by teachers at the City University of New York (CUNY) in the intensive CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP).
In this course we will work together to refine our understanding of the requirements of the test, the types of questions it asks you, and the best ways to prepare and deliver your knockout responses.
Продовжуємо традицію зустрічей для SMM-фахівців, і цього разу зберемось для того, щоб трішки... перепочити від робочого дня ;) Що саме плануємо: видихнути, відкласти смартфони, пограти у "кіннект", дженгу, покататись на гіроскутері. Чи навіть подрімати у кріслі-мішку :)
Ready to try something that is out of this world? Join us at America House for a live webchat with Randolph Bresnik who will join us from the International Space Station. From outer space, Randolf will answer the questions you sent us this August.
Якщо Ви хочете навчатися у США, але Вам бракує знань щодо можливостей, процесу вступу в американські виші та фінансування своєї освіти, відвідайте щомісячну презентацію EducationUSA