The documentary presents an intimate and moving portrait of a city, whose notoriety ensured it was included in the Guinness World Records Book.

Dzershinsk, nearly 400 km east of Moscow, was a secret facility producing chemical weapons during the time of the Soviet Union. Today it is officially the most polluted spot on earth.

How can you survive in a real hell on Earth? The citizens of today’s Dzershinsk tell their stories from a place where time seems to have stopped and black humour is the only defence against toxic chemicals.


Year| 2003