Alive In Chernobyl

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01Episode 1 - The Documentary20110426

Olga Betko returns to Chernobyl, on the 25th anniversary of the nuclear disaster

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

On the 25th anniversary of the nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl power plant, presenter Olga Betko travels to Chernobyl - in her native Ukraine - to find the people who are living in what is known as the "dead zone".

In the last week of April 1986, when the nuclear reactor exploded, many power station workers and their families were evacuated. It was not until a week later that many local rural families and farmers who also lived in the 'Exclusion Zone', were also evacuated to cities.

This documentary follows the stories of a number of small groups of elderly rural people who have defied the radiation and returned from the cities to live in their abandoned villages, once again working the land they love.

Olga Betko visits these tiny remote communities to see how they are surviving in isolation and also looks at how people there are recovering a poisoned homeland.

01Episode 1 - The Documentary20110427
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01Episode 1 - The Documentary20110730

Olga Betko finds people who have returned to live in a nuclear ""dead zone""

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

On the 25th anniversary of the worst nuclear accident in history, Olga Betko travelled to Chernobyl - in her native Ukraine - to find the people who are living in the "dead zone".

In the last week of April 1986, when the nuclear reactor exploded, showering deadly radiation over the surrounding area, thousands of power station workers and their families were evacuated.

Later, other local residents who also lived nearby, were also evacuated.

By then many had been contaminated.

Life in the cities did not suit this group of people with its strong and ancient ties to the land.

Many suffered from depression and also prejudice, having fled the contaminated area.

Over the years a number of small groups of elderly rural people have defied the radiation and returned to live in their abandoned villages and are working the land they love.

Olga Betko, visited these tiny remote communities to see how they are surviving against the odds and how, in isolation, they are trying to recover a poisoned homeland.

01Episode 1 - The Documentary20110731
01Episode 1 - The Documentary20110801
02Episode 2 - The Documentary20110503
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02Episode 2 - The Documentary20110508
02Episode 2 - The Documentary20110806

Olga Betko finds people who have returned to live in a nuclear ""dead zone""

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

On the 25th anniversary of the worst nuclear accident in history, Olga Betko travelled to Chernobyl - in her native Ukraine - to find the people who are living in the "dead zone".

In the last week of April 1986, when the nuclear reactor exploded, showering deadly radiation over the surrounding area, thousands of power station workers and their families were evacuated.

Later, other local residents who also lived nearby, were also evacuated.

By then many had been contaminated.

Life in the cities did not suit this group of people with its strong and ancient ties to the land.

Many suffered from depression and also prejudice, having fled the contaminated area.

Over the years a number of small groups of elderly rural people have ignored the radiation and returned to live in their abandoned villages and are working the land they love.

Olga Betko, visited these tiny remote communities to see how they are surviving against the odds and how, in isolation, they are trying to recover a poisoned homeland.

02Episode 2 - The Documentary20110807
02Episode 2 - The Documentary20110808