Canberra, October 28, 2019.- As part of the celebrations of the Cuban Culture Day and the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and Australia, the Cuban Embassy in cooperation with the Australian National University Film Group presented the film "A Translator" of the filmmakers Sebastián and Rodrigo Barriuso.
The Cuban ambassador, Ariel Lorenzo Rodríguez, welcomed the audience and expressed that this was a story based on real events that tells the experiences of a professor of Russian literature who must act as a translator for the children victims of the Chernobyl nuclear accident that received medical treatment in Cuba.
He explained that while the events of Chernobyl have once again captured worldwide attention from the series of the same name produced by the HBO TV network, little is known or has been told about the program known as the “Chernobyl Children” through which, between 1990 and 2011, more than 25,000 children victims of radiation in Ukraine, Russia and Belarus were treated in Cuba. He added that this massive and free health program was maintained even during the serious economic situation faced by the island in the 1990s, and that all this was possible thanks to the solidarity and humanism that has always characterised the Cuban Revolution.
The presentation of the film received great reception from the audience, among which were diplomatic officials, friends of Cuba and local residents recognizing the laudable support given by our country in relieving the pain and suffering of the children and families who were affected by the Chernobyl nuclear accident.