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1) Okay... back with a short filmography for those who want to take their Chernobyl studies to the next level.
2) Sorry, I should say #ChernobylHBO because hashtags.

So first... COME AND SEE is a Soviet classic, and in my opinion, the greatest war movie ever made. It somehow manages to be restrained and unblinking all at the same time. Hard to watch. Important to watch.
3) Next, Chernobyl 3828, a documentary about the biorobots... and the long, slow battle to clean up the roof of Chernobyl. It was practically a bible for me, and almost all of Tarakanov's instructional speech to the men in Episode 4 is taken verbatim from his actual words.
4) Chernobyl - The Severe Days... documentary by Vladimir Shevchenko. Like 3828, it concentrates on the liquidation... and there's some remarkable footage of the miners. This is where we first saw the hand-lettered sign urging the miners to work 24/7....
5) The Voice of Lyumdilla is a Swedish documentary about Lyudmilla Ignatenko, directed beautifully by Gunnar Bergdahl. It's entirely about Lyudmilla (and her son!), you hear her story directly from her, and she even returns to the Pripyat flat she shared with Vasily.
6) Surviving Disaster was a BBC movie starring Ade Edmondson as Legasov. It's a somewhat different vibe than ours, but I think it's terrific. Side note: Ade was Vyv in The Young Ones!

Chernobyl seems to turn comedy people into drama people...
7) Zero Hour was a dramatization/doc made by the Discovery Channel. It's mostly notable for their use of a Russian-speaking cast paired with subtitles. The actor playing Dyatlov is pretty awesome. I'm kind of obsessed with him.
8) Seconds From Disaster is another dramatization/doc... this one from National Geographic. It's quite a bit longer than Zero Hour, but like that one, it's definitely pitched more for a general audience.
9) I hope you find all these books and documentaries as interesting as I did, but of course, there's a whole lot more out there, including @HigginbothamA's new book.

Happy learning!
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