POLIGON

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POLIGON

Oras Rimschanow, Wladimir Rerich
UdSSR, 1990
87min, OF

POLIGON

Oras Rimschanow, Wladimir Rerich
UdSSR, 1990
, 87min, OF

Production: 
Studio Parallele c/o Kasachfilm Studio 176 Al Faraby Avenue 480117 Almaty, Kasachstan T 3272 48 22 11 F 3272 48 09 09
World Sales: 
Orken Film Distribution 176 Al Faraby Avenue 48067 Almaty, Kasachstan T 3272 49 60 15 F 3272 49 80 11
Distribution in Austria: 
35mm/Farbe

Before Chernobyl there was Semipalatinsk - a Soviet nuclear test site that contaminated thousands of local residents. Produced by leading Kazakh filmmakers in the final months of the USSR., <i>Poligon</i> is the first film to reveal the history of Soviet nuclear testing and to expose its many victims. Previously secret footage of Soviet atomic tests and speeches by Soviet leaders are mixed with horrific testimony from residents living near the test site, who vividly display their tragic health problems. Finally, the film portrays the rise of an extraordinary protest movement in Kazakhstan, which forced the closure of the test site in 1991.