After the Apocalypse by Antony Butts. Trailer
After the Apocalypse film about Semipalatinsk is produced, filmed and directed by British film-maker Antony Butts who has been in and out of Semipalatinsk for four years to record the shocking episodes from the lives of people living close to the world's largest former nuclear test site.
World premiere theatrical release of After the Apocalypse will take place on Wednesday 11th May, 6.30 p.m. at the Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square in Britain.
Before recording the film Butts visited a village near the former test site with Geiger counter and went to special facilities for outcast children who were born disabled after nuclear tests in Semipalatinsk.
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev stopped the tests in 1989 and closed the USSR test site shortly after Kazakhstan obtained Independence in 1991. However the devastating human and environmental consequences of the tests still remain.
Antony Butts is an award-winning TV documentary filmmaker specializing in human rights and environmental issues. He recently won an Amnesty International Media Award for his reportage on the ongoing violence in the Russian republic of Ingushetia.