Siberia’s Lake Baikal protection and film screening

By © Sergey Pesterev

September 6, 2021


While the Covid-19 pandemic remains a tremendous challenge for our world, rising vaccination rates are making it possible for more film festivals and venues to slowly go back to organizing physical screenings. We are excited to once again be bringing our documentaries to live events and celebrating the power of cinema to create community! If you are interested in screening our films or using them as tools for creating positive change, please email us at, or drop us a line on Instagram.

In September, I am in Irkutsk, a Siberian city in Russia. We will be showing our film “STALKING CHERNOBYL: exploration after apocalypse” at the Baikal International Film Festival “People and Environment”:

Sept 9 at 4:30pm at Zvezdny
Sept 10 at 3:10pm at Dom Kino
Sept 11 at 1:20pm at Dom Kino + Q&A with director iara lee

The festival is located just 70 kms from UNESCO World Heritage Site Lake Baikal, the world’s oldest and deepest lake. A stunning natural treasure, the lake holds 20% of the world’s fresh water, and it needs protection. We are trying to reach out to conservation allies to support efforts to preserve Lake Baikal. If you are in contact with activists in the area, please let us know so that we can connect with them.

On Sept 11, STALKING CHERNOBYL will also be screening at Territory of Tomorrow Film Festival in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, where the film is up for an award!

You can find full lists of upcoming screenings for all of our films at Many of our documentaries are on YouTube; we invite you to subscribe to our channel! We look forward to collaborating with you!

in solidarity,
iara lee – founder/ director

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