Chernobyl Heart

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Chernobyl Heart
Directed byMaryann DeLeo
Produced byMaryann DeLeo
Edited byJohn Custodio
Distributed byHBO
Running time
39 minutes
CountryUnited States

Chernobyl Heart is a 2003 documentary film by Maryann DeLeo. The film won the Best Documentary Short Subject award at The 76th Academy Awards.[1]

In the film, DeLeo travels through Ukraine and Belarus with Adi Roche, the Irish founder of the Chernobyl Children's Project International, observing the effects of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster on the health of children in the area. Many children developed a previously unknown cardiac degradation condition[2] known in the area as "Chernobyl heart", in addition to other severe radiation poisoning effects[3]

DeLeo explored the Chernobyl disaster again in 2008 with the film White Horse.

Broadcast and release details[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 76th Academy Awards Nominees and Winners Archived February 19, 2006, at the Wayback Machine, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, February 29, 2004.
  2. ^ Bose, AS; Shetty, V; Sadiq, A; Shani, J; Jacobowitz, I (August 2009). "Radiation induced cardiac valve disease in a man from Chernobyl". Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. 22 (8): 973.e1–3. doi:10.1016/j.echo.2009.03.027. PMID 19647162.
  3. ^ Kinkead, Gwen: Brooklyn Girl Journeys To Chernobyl's Heart, The New York Observer, July 11, 2004.
  4. ^ Special commemorative meeting to observe the twentieth anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe Archived December 15, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, United Nations, 28 April 2006.
  5. ^ Chernobyl Heart (HBO).
  6. ^ Ukraine - Chernobyl Heart, Foreign Correspondent (ABC TV), 26 April 2005.

External links[edit]