Chagan: nuclear testing in the USSR
22 October, 6:30 pm
Film / discussion | Health & Medicine, History, Politics, The Arts
Chagan: an abandoned town in north-east Kazakhstan, once home to the pilots who dropped nuclear weapons tested across the region. In summer 2019, Josh Steinert, Al Wakelin and Charles Macpherson visited this exclusion zone and recorded footage of Chagan’s remains, highlighting the horrifying humanitarian cost of the USSR nuclear testing programme. Watch their short film and discuss its challenging themes of public health and political cover-up.
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