“Combining a cinematic flair for momentum and a photographic eye for the moment, Merilyn Fairskye has, in Precarious, her first feature-length film, created a chillingly beautiful account of the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster of April 26, 1986 in the now independent Ukraine…” Keith Gallasch, RealTime Oct/Nov 2011

“Hypnotic images and a heavy silence in a forbidding landscape” - Andrew Taylor, Sun Herald, August 7 2011

"…it is really wonderful, and so terribly prescient. A very powerful and beautiful work." - John Hughes, filmmaker

“With an unfortunate renewed relevance, Merilyn Fairskye’s stunning video work Precarious takes viewers on a journey  to the heart of Chernobyl’s Reactor No.4, finding that nature and humans somehow survive in the irradiated landscape.” - Andrew Frost, Sydney Morning Herald August 12, 2011


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