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Karabash

Карабаш
Director: Ilya Komarov
RU 201929' ru

A poetic documentary about the Russian monotown of Karabash, located in the Ural mountains. Mass media often call it ‘the most polluted town on Earth’. Two centuries of copper mining have left an impact on the local ecology, transforming the woods and hills into a Mars-like landscape.

The main force in this place where nothing ever changes is the copper smelting plant – the primary source of both employment and environmental pollution.

Curator's point of view: We see a very fashionable film made by young talented authors and plunge into a very attractive reality of the most polluted city of Russia – with an emphasis on the word “reality”.