What seemed a very distant, threatening but extremely hypothetical possibility has happened. For the hundredth time it has been demonstrated that we have actually reached a turning-point in the history of mankind, a change of life on our planet, where a new chapter must commence, otherwise life will cease. Rollan Sergienko. In the summer and autumn of 1986, a few months after the disaster with the nuclear plant of Chernobyl, Sergijenkow made this documentary. Kolokol Tschernobylja consists of a series of eyewitness-accounts of people involved in this tragedy. Among them scientists, employees of the plant, firemen and doctors. Sergijenkow's greatest interest, however, is in the people that live in Chernobyl and the surrounding villages. People who had actually nothing to do with nuclear energy and science and were forced by the disaster to leave their homes in which their ancestors had lived. The personal testimonies are a valuable document about the Chernobyl case but, in their criticism, stretch beyond this individual catastrophe. Kolokol Tschernobylja points out to the whole world its responsibility for safety and peace, and evolves, in almost an hour and a half, into an indictment against the irresponsible application of nuclear technology, armament and the Cold War.