Documentary, Animation, Short Film
Director: Tetyana Chernyavska, Rainer Ludwigs
Original Title: Leonids Geschichte
Country: Germany, Ukraine
Language: Ukrainian, Russian, German
Length: 20 Minutes
Synopsis: A Soviet family searching for a modest paradise is swept into an immense disaster. This magically animated film combines drawing, photography and documentary video to capture the surreal emotions of the too-real tragedy: Chernobyl 1986. Leonid grew up in the village next to the reactor. The catastrophe broke his life, ruined his health, and threatened his unborn child. Yet his work takes him right into the contaminated zone. This animated film tells his story.