Chernobyl : The Invisible Thief

BAUM-FILM   |   Germany

April 26th 1986. The day a nightmare scenario became horrific reality: the day reactor block 4 of the Chernobyl atomic power station exploded. While researching and filming this project filmmaker Christoph Boekel met numerous victims of the atomic catastrophe. His own wife was one of them and she, too, died of cancer. A moving film told from the personal perspective of the director, it is a requiem for the often forgotten victims of the disaster and a caveat against putting blind trust in technological advancement. Reason for Submission: Director Christoph Boekel uses his own archive footage and the footage of people he worked with to tell the dramatic fate of the victims of the Chernobyl catastrophe. The footage use creates the personal perspective of the director.