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Title The Russian woodpecker / a film by Chad Gracia ; Gracia Films, Roast Beef Productions, Rattapallax present ; produced by Mike Lerner, Chad Gracia, Ram Devineni ; directed by Chad Gracia.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Kino Lorber, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD, Non-Fiction    363.1799 RUS    Available
Edition Widescreen.
Description 1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
digital optical surround stereo 5.1 2.0 rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video Region 1 rda
System Details DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Surround sound 5.1 or stereo 2.0.
Note Documentary.
Language Russian and English dialogue; optional subtitles in English, German, and Spanish; closed-captioned.
Performer Featuring Fedor Alexandrovich.
Credits Cinematographer, Artem Ryzhykov ; editors, Chad Gracia, Devin Tanchum ; music, Katya Mihailova.
Note Program content: ©2015.
Summary Investigates the theory that the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine had been orchestrated by the Soviet Union as a screen for the decommissioning of the Duga (i.e., Woodpecker) ballistic missle advance warning system (based in the vicinity of the reactor) because of the inevitable change in relations between Ukraine and what was soon to become post-Cold War Russia.
Contents Special features: Climbing the Duga -- Deleted scenes -- Dreams of Fedor -- Epilogue -- More Duga secrets -- Trailer.
Awards Sundance Film Festival, winner; Greenwich International Film Festival, Best Documentary; International Documentary Association, Best Cinematography
Subject Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986.
Nuclear reactor accidents -- Ukraine -- Chornobylʹ.
Ballistic missile early warning system -- Soviet Union.
Ballistic missile early warning system -- Ukraine.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Gracia, Chad, film director, film producer, editor of moving image work.
Lerner, Mike, film producer.
Devineni, Ram, film producer.
Alexandrovich, Fedor, on-screen participant.
Ryzhykov, Artem, director of photography.
Tanchum, Devin, editor of moving image work.
Mihailova, Katya (Composer), composer.
Gracia Films, production company.
Roast Beef Productions, production company.
Rattapallax Films (Firm), production company.
FilmBuff (Firm), contributor.
Kino Lorber, Inc., publisher.
Standard No. 738329206314
Music No. K20631 Kino Lorber

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