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PBS International Spotlights Chernobyl Special


PBS International is set to highlight the two-hour documentary special Chernobyl: The New Evidence at MIPCOM.

From Blink Films, the doc draws on recently declassified evidence that uncovers new revelations about the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. It features special access to images and videos of the disaster, interviews with Chernobyl rescue workers and survivors and visuals that show what really happened behind the Soviet Union’s Iron Curtain.

Chernobyl: The New Evidence has been presold in seven territories.

Joe Barrett, VP of sales for PBS International, said: “Chernobyl: The New Evidence is a relevant, timely and urgent story, and we are excited to bring this new special to MIPCOM.”

Dan Chambers, co-founder and creative director of Blink Films, said: “The accident and its fallout killed an estimated 16,000 people. It caused a wave of horrendous birth defects across the continent. But the Soviet Union kept the truth behind the disaster shrouded in secrecy, and we are working to ensure people know what really happened in full.”

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