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Chernobyl: Screening and Conversation with Creator Craig Mazin

The new HBO miniseries “Chernobyl” dramatizes the 1986 nuclear accident, telling the story of the men and women who made sacrifices to save Europe from the disaster while battling a culture of disinformation. The Kennan Institute hosted a screening of the first episode of “Chernobyl,” followed by a conversation with writer, creator, and executive producer Craig Mazin

Date & Time

Jun. 26, 2019
5:00pm – 7:00pm

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Chernobyl: Screening and Conversation with Creator Craig Mazin

The new HBO miniseries “Chernobyl” dramatizes the 1986 nuclear accident, telling the story of the men and women who made sacrifices to save Europe from the disaster while battling a culture of disinformation.

 

The Kennan Institute hosted a screening of the first episode of “Chernobyl,” followed by a conversation with writer, creator, and executive producer Craig Mazin. Mazin began researching the environmental disaster in 2014 and interviewed nuclear scientists to learn about reactors as well as former Soviet citizens to better understand the culture in 1986.  He described his process and the making of the miniseries, an HBO/Sky co-production starring Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård and Emily Watson, and directed by Johan Renck. 

Image Credit: Stellan Skarsgard as Boris Shcherbina and Jared Harris as Valery Legasov; HBO.

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Craig Mazin

Craig Mazin

Creator, Writer, and Executive Producer, Chernobyl
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Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American expertise and knowledge of Russia, Ukraine, and the region. Through its residential fellowship programs, public lectures, workshops, and publications, the Institute strives to attract, publicize, and integrate new research into the policy community.  Read more

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