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the russian woodpecker

“A Ukrainian victim of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster discovers a dark secret and must decide whether to risk his life by revealing it, amid growing clouds of revolution and war.“

Chad Gracia's debut feature “The Russian Woodpecker“ is another celebrated non-fiction film that raised more than just a few eyebrows at Sundance earlier this year - where it won the Grand Jury Prize in the World Documentary section.

One of the many mysteries of this film centers around the infamous Duga - a mysterious (and gigantic) Russian radio antenna, which became active in 1976 by beaming out a cryptic radio signal - so it's a rather safe bet that this one here is a rather intense and mind-bending affair.