Frontline Club is hosting the screening of 'Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes' on the 36th anniversary of the accident.
The film tells the story of the disaster and its consequences entirely through extraordinary archive, shot at great risk in the weeks after the accident by a handful of cameramen given access to the plant. From a ten-year-old schoolboy to a Russian general, the film details how the lives of millions of people were transformed and how their memories of that fateful night and the aftermath have haunted them since.
In the aftermath of the disaster the Soviet Union remained silent, refusing to elaborate on the grim reality of the situation on the ground. The film shows how the cover-up that followed sparked unprecedented distrust in the authorities, which would eventually lead to the collapse of the Soviet Union.
We will be joined by filmmaker James Jones, Foreign Correspondent for Vice Isobel Yeung.
All ticket sales will be redirected to our 'Straight from the Frontline' campaign to support freelance journalists in the field in Ukraine.