The Last People of Chernobyl

The Last People of Chernobyl is an emotional documentary showing the lives of samosely – people who still live in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, created after the 1986 nuclear power plant disaster. In their abandoned villages, there is no running water or stores, often no electricity. Many of them are fighting the hardships of old age. Despite three decades spent almost alone, they show a picture of humanity forgotten in the developed world.

„There is no month without death here,” they say, adding that every now and then someone dies and that it will soon come for them as well. Today, there are no more than 50 of them left and probably almost all of them will be gone in the next few years. That is why they are the last people of Chernobyl.