On January 26th, UCLA will screen Chernobyl Heart and Inheritance: A Fisherman's Story as the latest installment of the Contemporary Documentary Series. Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy Foundation and the UCLA Film and Television Archive, the screening will start at 7:30 p.m., in the James Bridges Theater on the UCLA campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Chernobyl Heart, which won a 2004 Academy Award® for best short subject doc was directed and produced by Maryann DeLeo. The film exposes the effects of the 1986 nuclear power plant disaster on the children of the Ukraine.

Directed and produced by Peter Hegedus, Inheritance: A Fisherman's Story examines the cyanide poisoning in 2000 of the Hungarian river Tisza, which killed 1,200 tons of fish, destroyed the river's ecosystem and decimated the fishing community.

For more information, call 310-247-3600 or 310-206-FILM.

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