|aThe battle of Chernobyl.|h[videorecording] /|cPlay Film presents ; a film by Thomas Johnson ; produced by Hind Saih ; a coproduction Corbis/Sygma, Guillaume Valabregue ; with the participation of France 3 ; for Discovery Networks International ; Discovery Communications, Inc.
|aBrooklyn, N.Y. :|bFirst Run/Icarus Films ;|aTaipei, Taiwan :|bYing Le Guo Ji,|c.
|a1 videodisc (94 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aChinese title : 搶救車諾比
|aOriginally produced as a television documentary in 2006.
|aCamera, Nicolas Duchene, Nikolay Goncharenko, Christopher Wood ; photos, Igor Kostin ; editor, Jerome Legrand ; music, Benoit Pimont ; digital effects diector, Laurent Simonini ; consultant, Galina Akerman.
|aNarrator, Tim Birkett.
|aOn April 26, 1986, a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukrainian city of Pripyat exploded and began spewing radioactive smoke and gas. More than 40,000 residents in the immediate area were exposed to fallout 100 times greater than that from the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan. But the most serious nuclear accident in history had only begun. Based on top-secret government documents that came to light only after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1999, the program reveals a systematic cover-up of the true scope of the disaster, including the possibility of a secondary explosion of the still-smoldering magma, whose radioactive clouds would have rendered Europe uninhabitable. The consequences of this catastrophe continue today, with thousands of disabled survivors suffering from the "Chernobyl syndrome" of radiation-related illnesses, and the urgent need to replace the hastily-constructed and now crumbling sarcophagus over the still-contaminated reactor.
|aNarration in English, interviews in Russian with Chinese & English subtitles.