Screening Event: Think About Fukushima and Future with Chernobyl Heart

Thursday, November 17 – 18:30-20:30
at Greenwich Library (101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830)

Fee: Advance $12.00 / At door $15.00 (cash only)
*A portion of the sales will be donated to the relief fund.
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New York Peace Film Festival (NYPFF) and Mar Creation, Inc. will co-host a special screening event.It will screen two documentary films directed by Maryann DeLeo: “Chernobyl Heart”, which won an Academy Award in 2004, and “White Horse”. The screening will also feature a Q&A session and a special report by DeLeo after her recent trip to Japan, which was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami on March 11 of this year.

In “Chernobyl Heart”, DeLeo traveled with the Chernobyl Children’s Project International through Ukraine and Belarus 16 years after the infamous Chernobyl nuclear plant accident. The group visited children who are suffering from a cardiac degradation condition know in the area as “Chernobyl Heart.” In addition, the movie documents that many children are also severely affected by radiation poisoning solely from their daily environmental intake. Another short documentary film, “White Horse”, is about a young man’s returning home to Ukraine after 20 years after the nuclear accident.

“Chernobyl Heart” was released nationwide in Japan in August in response to the director’s concerns of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. NYPFF held a special screening in Manhattan, NY on August 13 and Fort Lee, NJ on September 20. Both received great responses from the audience. This will be the third screening opportunity in NY Tri-State area.

NYPFF, started in 2007, presents films from around the world that advance global peace. Their mission is to screen films which not only highlight the advantages of peaceful solutions to international conflicts, but also deal constructively with and identify root causes of war, and define peace in new or creative ways. Also of deep interest are films dealing with the proliferation and consequences of nuclear arms and energy. Annually, NYPFF solicits original works from filmmakers the world over on the topic of peace. Additionally, they present poetry/staged readings of related topics to raise the awareness of surroundings. Mar Creation, Inc., established in 2003, is a full-service, one-stop resource for all of creative needs – video/music production, graphic/web design, event planning/booking, PR, artist management. In recent years, Mar Creation has been involved with and supports various charitable events/activities for AIDS, Japan earthquake/Tsunami relief fund and peace-making projects.

Greenwich Library is located at 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830. Call the library at (203) 622-7900 for directions.

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