01 March 2004
And The Oscar Goes To... Chernobyl Heart!
Chernobyl Heart won the Oscar for 'Best Documentary Short Subject' in
Hollywood last night.
The documentary features the work of the Chernobyl Childrens Project, a
featured charity in our Hearts and Minds area which has long been supported
by U2 - notably with the release of the single 'The Sweetest Thing' in 1998.
'Chernobyl Heart' is about the after-effects of radiation on the children of
Belarus, a country affected by the nuclear accident at Chernobyl. It was
filmed 16 years after the disaster and follows the plight of
radiation-exposed children being cared for in cancer centres, asylums,
hospitals and orphanages.
"I feel you are also honouring the people of Chernobyl who are suffering the
effects of radiation still, 18 years later," said Director Maryann DeLeo,
receiving the Oscar.
See our earlier story here
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