Please join the Ukrainian Film Club at Columbia University for a screening of The Gateway (2017) director Volodymyr Tykhy, followed by a discussion led by Professor Yuri Shevchuk. Ukrainian with English subtitles.
Based on the cult play At the Beginning and End of Time by Pavlo Ar’ye, this feature film is about the strange adventures of Baba Prysia, an old woman residing with her dysfunctional family in the exclusion zone around the Chornobyl nuclear power plant. For people who refused to leave the zone, the man-made catastrophe of 1986 never ended— it just took other bizarre and terrifying forms.
This screening is made possible thanks to the support and cooperation of the film’s producer Ihor Savychenko.