DIRECTED BY JULIO SOTO
On April 26, 1986, a security test at Chernobyl's
nuclear power station triggered the greatest civilian
nuclear catastrophe in history. The explosion was not
only loaded with radioactive isotopes, but multiple
political, economic, environmental and social
consequences that still continue affecting the region
and the rest of the planet. Within the affected zone,
the city of Pripyat, fights to survive in spite of the
radiation, the fear, and forgetfulness.
Located only 3 kilometers from the power station,
Pripyat was to be a model city for the Soviet regime.
But the same illusion that saw it be born, turned it
into the ghost city that it is today. In June 2004, a
group of survivors returned and a word notably arose
from their memory: Radiophobia.
Radiophobia was the "smoke screen" that the government
created to mask a problem they had lost control. They
blamed public opinion, an unjustified psychosis more
appropriate of traitors rather than good citizens. For
example, cancer cases were initially diagnosed as
radiophobia. Eventually, radiophobia backfired against
those who invented it, unlocking a web of errors, lies
In the coming years, mankind will face a difficult
dilemma: on the one hand, there is the Kyoto agreement
and its tough restrictions; on the other, the increasing
power consumption of western societies and of the fast
growing developing countries. In this scenario, a
revitalized nuclear energy presents itself as the only
Why does the scientific community remain so divided? Why
haven't we learned to confront the monster we created?
What lessons have we learned from Chernobyl?
In 2011, radiophobia does not exist. Officially, you
will not find the meaning of the word in a dictionary?
Twenty years after, we still don't know the truth. We
still suffer from radiophobia.
More information at http://www.radiophobiamovie.com