13 February 2004
'Chernobyl Heart' In Oscar Running
'Chernobyl Heart', featuring the work of the Chernobyl Childrens Project, is
up for 'Best Short Documentary' at the upcoming Oscar ceremonies.
A featured charity in our Hearts and Minds area, the Chernobyl Children's
Project has long been supported by U2 - notably with the release of the
single 'The Sweetest Thing'
The documentary was shot over a two year period in Belarus, the country
most seriously contaminated by the Chernobyl accident. It documents the
terrible effects of radiation, and the high levels of cancer, birth defects,
and heart conditions suffered by the region's children.
'It is a very great honour for the Project to be involved with a
documentary that is on the shortlist for the Academy Awards.' said Executive
Director Adi Roche. 'Our hope is that the publicity gained from this great
achievement will help to once again highlight the plight of the victims and
survivors of the world's worst environmental disaster'.
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