The Rhône-Alpes region is organizing a conference on
To help us in our reflexion we have invited scientists, physicians, journalists, NGO’s representatives, sociologists, writers, artists and philosophers coming from different countries. We will consider first the aftermath of the
On the side of the conference there will be an Art exhibition showing the works of
9:00am Opening speech
9:30am Health effects of the catastrophe of
-Rose Goncharova (Belarus) Professor, Doctor of Sciences
Нead of Genetic Safety Laboratory. Institute of Genetics & Cytology, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
-Vassili Nesterenko (
-Youri Bandazhevsky (
- Angelina Nyagu (Ukraine), President of the International Association “Physicians of Chernobyl”. She has an extensive research and publication record especially in the study of health and the psychological consequences after
-Michel Fernex (Swiss) Swiss medical doctor, from the Medical Faculty University of Basel. He is a member of Physicians for Social Responsibility and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. He was a member of the Steering Committee on Tropical Diseases Research in the World Health Organization. He is also president of the organization Children of
Moderator : Galia Ackerman (
2:00pm Actions of NGO
Speakers : - Jean-Claude Autret, (France), ACRO: Independent French organization which evaluate the level of radiation in the west of France. They work as well in
- Tatiana Kotlobay (
- Roland Desbordes (
- Vladimir Tchertkoff (France) Enfants de Tchernobyl Belarus. Co director of the independent Swiss organisation which helps children living in the contaminated area of
5:00pm Screening of White Horse, a film by Christophe Bisson and Maryann De Leo
We follow Maxim back to his hometown, Pripyat, Ukraine, the dead city near by Chernobyl from where he and his family were evacuated just after the nuclear catastrophe in April 1986. We travel to a no man’s land, the Exclusion Zone and we arrive at his former apartment. Through the vanishing traces left in the empty space, Maxim remembers his lost childhood.
White horse was selected in the official competition in the Berlin Festival in 2008.
10:00am What is the future of techno scientific societies?
Speakers : -Mycle Schneider (France) After 20 years in office, Mycle Schneider left his position as Executive Director of WISE-Paris in April 2003 and now works as independent consultant on energy and nuclear policy. Since 2004 he is in charge of the Environment and Energy Strategies Lecture of the International Master of Science for Project Management for Environmental and Energy Engineering at the French Ecole des Mines in
- Alain Gras (
- Mykola Karpan (
Moderator : Frederick Lemarchand (
2:00pm Art, Culture and Memory.
Speakers : -Rostislav Omeliashko (
Sergii Mirnyi (Ukraine), - Sergii Mirnyi (Ukraine) was an officer of Chernobyl radiation reconnaissance in 1986. He wrote "
Moderator : Galia Ackerman (
4:00pm Around Voices of
Reading of texts by an actor and meeting with the author.
Svetlana Alexievitch, born in
6:00pm Screening of Un voyage (A trip), a film by Christophe Bisson
A film especially made for the conference and produced by the Conseil Régional Rhône-Alpes.
We follow a group of visitors going to the Chernobyl Zone. Each of them has different expectations. Evgueny, a former liquidator, is brought back there by his will to see again the “battle field” of the so called “war against the atom”; Olessia, a young Ukrainian girl, wants to see the “reality” of Chernobyl that has only existed in imagination for her; Sacha, a former resident of Pripyat, wants to go back to his hometown to find remains of his childhood.
He is a founding member of l’Oeil public. Prize winner of the Fondation de France in 1999, he has dedicated himself to historical places, filled with symbols and memory. His work called Tchernobylsty, Kodak critics prize in 2001, was published in 2003, also winning the Fuji Book Price the following year.
Christophe Bisson: French painter.
After studying Philosophy at the