Sponsored by: Mass Bay Dental, PC & Opus
Directed by Sebastian Mez
“Suddenly there was a powerful explosion, the earth trembled under my feet and the older people who had already experienced a war, thought this would be the start of a new one.” That is how Gulschara describes what he witnessed September 29th, 1957, when one of the worst nuclear disaster to mankind hit the South Ural region of Russia.
When a tank at the Mayak nuclear facility exploded, releasing radioactive material on a large portion of the region, no alarms were triggered to warn the unsuspecting public. Few knew what had happened and life continued as normal. Now, 30 years later, the visually stunning METAMORPHOSEN examines the stark and the people who continue to live there in one of the world’s most radioactive areas. It is a story of an imperceptible danger and the strength it takes for people and nature to cope with it.