The Chernobyl Workers Today

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Maisie Crow's short documentary, Half-Lives: The Chernobyl Workers Now, for the Virginia Quarterly Review tells the story of the community that survived the Chernobyl disaster.

Workers and their families mourn the loss of their city and loved ones to the effects of radiation, while many people continue to work at the plant. The 15-minute documentary combines still images, video, and moving interviews for an intimate portrait of the community. 

For more from the Virginia Quarterly Review, visit http://www.vqronline.org/.

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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