Tired Cities

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A film about environmental problems in the industrial centers of the USSR. 1 part. A group of military personnel is preparing to carry out blasting operations with the use of gunpowder (staged, 1921-1927) Newsreel footage of 1932: a rally on the occasion of the opening of the Dneproges: among the participants of the rally - G.K. Ordzhonikidze. MI Kalinin, AI Rykov and others pass through the territory of the hydroelectric power station. Ukraine. Bricklayers at work on a construction site. Children draw, eat lunch, sleep in kindergarten. The city of Zaporozhye. Ultrasound examination of a pregnant woman in a medical office. Ukrainian metallurgical plant "Zaporizhstal". Banners with the inscriptions: "Rolled stock - 30,000 tons", "Communists of the plant! Be in the forefront of the struggle for the implementation of the historic XXVII Congress of the CPSU ”, Zaporizhstal people! Strengthening labor and production discipline is the key to successful implementation of the plan. " The head of the city inspection for the protection of atmospheric air A. Osipenko, the head of the Zaporozhye city health department A. Kuznetsov, doctor of medical sciences [Trigoda] give interviews in which they talk about constant air pollution in Zaporozhye and the consequences of exposure to urban residents (sync. ). Researchers in the laboratory are conducting experiments with laboratory mice. Part 2. Continuation of the interview with A. Kuznetsov (sinhr.) City of Zaporozhye. Newborn children, women in the wards of the maternity hospital. A nurse is driving a newborn baby on a gurney. Laboratory technicians analyze breast milk. Sverdlovsk region, Nizhny Tagil. Streets, residential buildings, traffic, passengers getting off the bus. The smoking labors of industrial enterprises. Workers work in a smoky workshop, have lunch in the canteen. The workers talk about "hot" work experience, about hazardous production (sync.). One of the production managers says that industrial facilities are being built in the old way, they are not ready for rent. A column of workers with banners is walking along the city street to a rally. One of the banners reads: "Clear skies for our children!" Part 3. Sverdlovsk region, Nizhny Tagil. A meeting dedicated to the unfavorable environmental situation in the city. Participants of the rally are holding banners with the inscriptions: "Hometown - clean air!", "Down with the pipes and their smoke!", "We don't want to smell gases, give us gas masks", etc. Children hold a poster with the words: "SOS". A poster showing a blast furnace, crossed out with a red pencil, under the drawing the inscription: "Today and always the sun, air and water!" A poster that reads: "Who will be responsible for the three hundred and fifty-four stillborn babies in 1987?" Speeches of the protesters at the microphone (sync.) Banner with the inscription "Poisoners to answer!" Leningrad region, Priozersk. Court session on the case of systematic poisoning of Lake Ladoga and the city's air basin by a local pulp mill. In the courtroom, Judge Smirnov, people's assessors, chief sanitary doctor Y.S. Zimin, defendants chief engineer Peretsky, former director of the plant Brezhnev, head of the shop Zhuravlev. Interrogation of witnesses Kuligin, Dudnikova (sinhr.). Speech by the chief sanitary doctor Yu.S. Zimin (sinhr.). Production buildings of the Priozersk Pulp Mill. Equipment for old treatment facilities of the plant. Part 4. Lawyers N. Rozhkov, A. Yunkevich, V. Gavrilov give interviews in which they talk about the importance of the court in Priozersk (sinhr.). Court session; the chief sanitary doctor Yu.S. Zimin (sync.), members of the court (sync.), lawyer (sync.), accused Zhuravlev (sync.), Brezhnev (sync.). Defendants in the dock. Interview with the chief sanitary doctor Yu.S. Zimin (sinhr.). Production buildings of the Priozersk Pulp Mill. Logs on the territory of the plant. Workers in the shop at work. The driver says that he is hurt and offended by the fact that the plant was stopped (sync.). A laboratory that analyzes water from a lake. A laboratory employee talks about the results of the analysis (sync.). Part 5. The city of Zaporozhye. Interview with Doctor of Medical Sciences G. Antipenko, in which he talks about genetic etiology in Zaporozhye (sinhr.). Newborn children, women in the wards of the maternity hospital. The woman is feeding the child. Candidate of Medical Sciences G. Chuich says that the main indicator of environmental pollution is a person, and not the maximum permissible concentration of harmful impurities in the atmosphere (sync.) Residential buildings in the city of Zaporozhye. Smoky territory of the plant. The worker changes clothes after work. The city of Pripyat. Views of the city in the rain: empty apartment buildings, an empty Soyuzpechat kiosk, payphone booths, a puddle in the park, a children's attraction with cars. Flowers on the windowsill; it is raining outside the window.
A. Rodnyansky
Film ID
protection of nature and the environment
, medical services for the population
, energy
, urban transport
, metallurgy
, court
, building
, ecological hydr
, preschool education
, disasters
, cities
, rallies
, pulp and paper industry
Number of Parts
V. Guyevsky, I. Ivanov
Other Creators
scriptwriter V. Troyanovsky, A. Rodnyansky, editor S. Chernyak, sound engineer V. Pashkevich, editors V. Brovkina, E. Dudikova, musical arrangement Y. Lazarevskaya, combined shooting T. Radovskaya, A. Opryshko, assistant director I. Ryzhevskaya , assistant operator A. Zubtsov, director of the painting M. Morgenstern
Release Date
Has Sound

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