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The Russian woodpecker / Filmbuff, Roast Beef Productions, Gracia Films, Rattapallax ; a film by Chad Gracia ; produced by Mike Lerner, Chad Gracia, Ram Devineni ; directed by Chad Gracia.

Gracia, Chad, (film director,, film producer,, editor of moving image work.). Lerner, Mike, (film producer.). Devineni, Ram, (film producer.). Alexandrovich, Fedor, (on-screen participant.). Ryzhykov, Artem, (director of photography.). Tanchum, Devin, 1983- (editor of moving image work.). Mikhaĭlova, Kati͡a (Composer), (composer.). Gracia Films, (production company.). Roast Beef Productions, (production company.). Rattapallax Films (Firm), (production company.). FilmBuff (Firm), (contributor.). Kino Lorber, Inc., (publisher.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Homer Public Library DVD 363.179 RUS 000151252 Video Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9786316516251
  • ISBN: 6316516258
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 81 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: New York : Kino Lorber, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2015.
Special features: Climbing the Duga; deleted scenes; Dreams of Fedor; Epilogue; More Duga secrets; trailer.
Formatted Contents Note:
Special features: Climbing the Duga -- Deleted scenes -- Dreams of Fedor -- Epilogue -- More Duga secrets -- Trailer.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Classroom use may be subject to licensing restrictions.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematographer, Artem Ryzhykov ; editors, Chad Gracia, Devin Tanchum ; music, Katya Mihailova.
Participant or Performer Note:
Featuring Fedor Alexandrovich.
Summary, etc.:
Investigates the theory that the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine had been orchestrated by the Soviet Union as a screen for the decommissioning of the Duga (i.e., Woodpecker) ballistic missile advance warning system (based in the vicinity of the reactor) because of the inevitable change in relations between Ukraine and what was soon to become post-Cold War Russia.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen 16x9 (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Surround sound 5.1 or stereo 2.0; color.
Language Note:
Russian and some English dialogue; optional subtitles in English, German, and Spanish; closed-captioned in English.
Awards Note:
Sundance Film Festival, winner; Greenwich International Film Festival, Best Documentary; International Documentary Association, Best Cinematography
Subject: Chernobyl Nuclear Accident (Chornobylʹ, Ukraine : 1986)
Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986.
Nuclear reactor accidents > Ukraine > Chornobylʹ.
Ballistic missile early warning system > Soviet Union.
Ballistic missile early warning system > Ukraine.
Ballistic missile early warning system.
Nuclear reactor accidents.
Soviet Union.
Soviet Union.
Ukraine > Chornobylʹ.
Genre: Feature films > Ukraine.
Feature films > Great Britain.
Feature films > United States.
Foreign language films > Russian.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.