A Ukrainian victim of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster discovers a dark secret and must decide whether to risk his life by revealing it, amid growing clouds of revolution and war.

2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner – World Documentary.

 

 

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The Russian Woodpecker will have its worldwide release on October 16th, 2015. At that time it will show in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles, and will be available on iTunes, Vimeo, Amazon, Playstation, Hulu, and others. Click on your favorite provider to see the film. You can also buy the film on DVD (details coming soon). 

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Learn about the people who built the Duga radar, those who made the film, about the Russian Woodpecker signal, the continuing investigation, and more.

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See Fedor's Art

Fedor Alexandrovich was a theater artist and painter when he was overwhelmed with a desire to explore a secret Soviet antenna hiding in the shadows of Chernobyl: The Russian Woodpecker. But he remains one of Ukraine's most daring and original artists, and you can see and purchase his art on his personal website.

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