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Homecoming

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A woman must travel through a strange and dangerous land to get to her final resting place.

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HOMECOMING
A woman must travel through a strange and dangerous land to get to her final resting place.

Homecoming greets us with a post-apocalyptic landscape of decaying forests and crumbling apartment buildings; of weed-cracked streets and fairground rides rusted in place.  Towering over it all, at the heart of this forgotten city stands a giant concrete tomb.  Yet this is no imagined future, this is our recent past.  A moment in history with a legacy set to haunt us for generations to come.

Welcome to Chernobyl.  

Into this irradiated wasteland comes Eva, an aging exile braving the dead of winter and resurgent wolves in a bid to reach a place she once called home.  

Time is running out for Eva.  She wants nothing more from this world than to take her place among the ruins of her past.  But she soon discovers this shattered land holds more than just memories.  Something survived in the shadow of reactor no.4; and with it answers to the questions that have tortured Eva’s conscience since that tragic spring day long ago.

Can Eva at last find her release?

Dave Lambertson’s Homecoming introduces us to a haunting, post-apocalyptic no-mans-land before reminding us that such a world exists.  Yet beneath its gritty exterior lies a story of hope; of one woman’s quest to find peace setting another on a journey of discovery.  It’s not for a beginner filmmaker, but with access to the right location and a creative vision it certainly isn’t out of reach.

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The Writer: David Lambertson

Hmmm - how does one craft a writing biography for one that has not spent a life writing? I'll give it a shot. I knew I wanted to be a writer when I was eighteen. I started writing when I was 56. In the years between I got married, had children, got divorced, got married again, had grandchildren and spent more than thirty years as a Government bureaucrat. Exciting - I know. There is good news and bad news in that. The bad news of course is that I spent my life working at a career other than the one I wanted to have. The good news is that I garnered enough life experiences to make my writing more meaningful than it would have been as an eighteen year old. Despite starting late, I have... Go to bio

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