A Soviet family searching for a modest paradise is swept into an immense disaster. This magically animated film combines drawing, photography and documentary video to capture the surreal emotions of the too-real tragedy: Chernobyl 1986. Leonid grew up in the village next to the reactor. The catastrophe broke his life, ruined his health, and threatened his unborn child. Yet his work takes him right into the contaminated zone. This animated film tells his story.
1. The 8th Green Film Festival in Seoul, Seoul, Korea May 2011. BEST SHORT FILM GREEN COMPETITION, GREEN FILM AWARD.
2. 60th Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia 21.07– 7.08.2011. SWINBURNE AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM.
3. 14. Ausgabe des biennalen Filmfestival Münster, Münster, Germany 12-16.10.2011. FILMWERKSTATT’S GROSSER PREIS (GRAND PRIZE), SPONSORED BY GRIMM & PARTNER UNTERNEHMENS- UND WIRTSCHAFTSBERATUNG.
4. EARTH VISION The 20th Tokyo Global Environmental Film Festival, Tokyo, Japan, 16- 18.03.2012. CHILDREN EARTH VISION AWARD
5. Zolota Pektoral, 3th International Film Festiwal Truskawetz, Truskavez, Ukraine, 16- 20.05.2012. TRU.SHORT AWARD.
6. AsterFest 2012 - The 8th Annual International Short Film Festival, Strumica, Macedonia, 25- 29.05.2012. GOLDEN PROJECTOR AWARD.
7. 40th Huesca International Film Festival, Huesca, Spain, 9-16.06.2012. First prize (DANZANTE AWARD) International Documentary Contest.
8. 2nd International Uranium Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 28.06. - 14.07.2012. YELLOW OSCAR AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION.
9. DocsDF, The International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City, Mexico, 8-18.11. 2012. BEST SHORT AWARD.