MSPIFF 2015: The audience just sat very quietly after the credits rolled. My mouth was slightly agape. So, yeah, this is a pretty damn good documentary.

The subject, a wild-eyed free spirit theater artist with radiation in his veins, wants to find one person responsible for Chernobyl. He is not a journalist nor a detective, yet he asks questions either nobody thought of or (more likely) were much too afraid to pose. And he starts getting answers. And what about the duga (the titular woodpecker)? Is it part of the meltdown? Conspiracy-level questions actually start getting answered and things build from there.

I was very impressed with this film and highly recommend it. Everything about it was great. My (Jeremy) new top pick of MSPIFF 2015.

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