CITY 40

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(Samira Goetschel, U. S.). 73 min­utes. Rat­ing: NNN Kept se­cret for decades, the 1957 Kyshtym ex­plo­sion in the closed city of Ozy­orsk, Rus­sia, ranks just be­hind Fukushima and Ch­er­nobyl in terms of nu­clear sever­ity. Today, the re­gion re­mains one of the most con­tam­i­nated places on Earth, and ac­tivist

Nadezhda Kutepova fights for the rights of those who still live there.

With blurred talk­ing heads and omi­nous ti­tle cards, it’s not as en­gag­ing as other for­bid­den city trav­el­ogues like the Vice Guide To North Korea. But smug­gled footage and nu­clear es­pi­onage keep the sur­re­al­ity of this sit­u­a­tion front and cen­tre. JH Apr 28, 8:45 pm, TIFF 3; Apr 29, 3:45 pm, Sco­tia­bank 4; May 6, 6:30 pm, In­nis; May 8, 6:15 pm, Is­abel Bader

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