"Pripyat" is a very carefully and slowly edited documentary about the 30 kilometer area around the desastrous nuclear plant near Russian town "Tschernobyl". "Pripyat", is also the name of the river next to this nuclear site. Once it meant life to the inhabitants of the area. Now all life around the reactor is forbidden by law. Still there are some humans living in the contaminated area: mostly old people, stubborn, too poor to live anywhere else. They live in the "Zone", as they call it. A documentary about a place, that has officially ceased to exist.