Charnobyl in eyes of children: dinos, wolf-elephants and black copters

What images do children visualize Charnobyl in? What do their parents and teachers tell them about the nuclear disaster? The easiest way to know it is watching pictures drawn by kids. Thus, a group of actors have decided to organise a special contest in Brest.

Kryly Khalopa, an alternative theatre, came up with the idea of running a play about Charnobyl and using the pictures in it. They launched the drawing competition and informed friends and teachers of it. At first the latter were afraid to put the topic to their pupils because the current authorities are cushioning the impact of Charnobyl.

But the initiative has been developing, and the first competition drawings were received. At the moment there are 37 pictures on the website. According to the manager of the contest, actor Siarhei Hayko, a great deal of works was sent by the Centre of Out-of-School Work. Schoolchildren from two Brest schools and friends’ kids also joined the contest. Even 16-year Belarusian boy living in Germany submitted for the competition.

Mr Hayko is calling allcomers to participate in the event. If you are interested do not hesitate to contact the organisers.


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