Wild Films ~ Radioactive Wolves
Exploring Chernobyl's nuclear wilderness.
A film by Klaus Feichtenberger.
Winner! Best of Category: Ecosystem at the 2012 Intenational Wildlife Film Festival
About the film
After the explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor on April 26, 1986, around 340,000 people were displaced from the exclusion zone of Chernobyl, which stretches from Ukraine into Belarus and Russia. In the absence of humans, a profusion of wild species has taken over, creating a new wilderness. At the top of this ecosystem is the wolf. Rumors about wolves in the zone have been numerous, but hard facts are still rare. Curious about these rumors, the crew tries to answer such questions as: How many wolves are there really in this area? How are the animals dealing with the radioactive pollution? Do they migrate to the zone from uncontaminated areas and then die? Or is there a resident population?
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Run time: 60 min.
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WILD FILMS AT THE LIBRARY is a free series of award-winning international wildlife films selected from the International Wildlife Film Festival. The International Wildlife Film Festival was established in 1977 in Missoula, Montana with a mission to promote awareness, knowledge and understanding of wildlife, habitat, people and nature through excellence in film, television and other media.