The Russian woodpecker

The Russian woodpecker

Downloadable Video - 2015 | Russian
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Thrilling investigation into the ghosts of the Soviet Union and the mind of a Ukrainian artist on a quest to discover the 'criminal' behind the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Unforgettably eccentric artist Fedor Alexandrovich begins his quest by revealing to the world an enormous secret Soviet weapon that stands in the shadow of Chernobyl, but what Fedor discovers is much more sinister.
Publisher: [United States] : Filmbuff, 2015.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 80 min.)) : sd., col.
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wise5644 May 08, 2019

A bit out there but not surprising when dealing with soviet ideals. Very interesting and thow Kino Lorber might not be all together, gives food for thought, as always have wondered what caused Chernobyl.

Fedor Alexandrovich: “Why have I decided to speak out about our information? Because fear is a virus and it can destroy society just like lies. If I stay out of this battle, remain silent…I’m supporting evil. It means I become a villain.”

'Emergency laws threaten arrest for anyone speaking from this stage.'

Fedor Alexandrovich: “We have an emergency. That enemy is the Soviet Union and those who are striving to bring it back. And the Communist Party, which began with the 1930s genocide, also ordered the Chernobyl genocide of 1986. The Chernobyl catastrophe was no accident. It was premeditated, planned, and smoothly executed by Moscow. Because the Chernobyl accident was arranged to hide the billions wasted on an idiotic, non-functioning weapon. They used Ukrainian hands to master a genocide when Moscow called and ordered the staff to explode the reactor. We know their names. Ukraine is just the first step in the rebirth of the Soviet Union. The second step is World War III. Thus, we stand here not for our country alone, but for all humanity. Glory to Ukraine!”

'Soon after, more than 100 protestors were shot dead.

President Yanukovych fled the country and Russian forces entered Ukraine.

And after 23 years of silence, the Woodpecker signal recently returned to the airwaves. It’s been traced to the heart of Russia.'

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Punnoval
Jan 03, 2019

Ole' Fedor is a severe whack job. So, why was a totally humourous movie made about his bizarre, evidence-less quest to show how the evil Russkies have deliberately tortured the lovable Ukies from time immemorial?
Surely, Mr. Gracia could have found an American equivalent - say one of those that believe that the footage of the planes hitting the world trade towers was faked and everything was done by internal demolition - or maybe didn't happen at all?

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whatcomhillwalker
Dec 07, 2018

Not sure what I just witnessed with this one. It seems to point to a nuclear disaster perpetrated to cover up a massive blunder in the USSR. Lives lost, ecological disaster that will last centuries or millenia, people displaced, political malfeasance. Funky performance art?

multcolib_susannel Feb 06, 2018

This documentary by Ukranian artist Fedor Alexandrvich is an investigation into the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl. The dark secret that he stumbles upon proves once again that truth is stranger than fiction.

Franln Dec 27, 2017

Interesting insight into how controlling and corrupt the Russian/Soviet government was and is. These tapping woodpecker-like radio signals are being transmitted to the US by this monstrous antennae from near the Chernobyl sight. Nobody knows why. Very strange.

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trotter73
Aug 25, 2016

the theory that Chernobyl was blown up on purpose is so crazy, but you never know when it comes to Russia

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