Nick May’s utterly stunning, moving, but disturbing film about the unseen horrors of radiation on the Cumbrian hills, not only from Chernobyl but from nearby Sellafield, is a lesson that despite British Nuclear Fuel’s high powered PR machine, you cannot pull wool over a sheep-farmer’s eyes. The film was made in 1989, a few years after Chernobyl. Men from the Ministry check the sheep, rather than humans, for radiation. In 2016 contamination remains and site investigations to build three nuclear reactors at Moorside are already underway. No one knows what additional contamination will lead to – but as this film demonstrates the real experts are the unrepresented communities forced – or bribed to live with the burden.
CORE 11th Feb 2016 read more »