Maryna, Pavel and Denis belong to an underground theatre group in Minsk, Belarus. In the course of the 2020 presidential elections, they take part in the peaceful mass protests, together with thousands of people. They narrowly escape arrest and torture. What unites them is the hope for freedom of speech and democracy.
In the course of the presidential elections in Belarus in the summer of 2020, three actors from an under- ground theatre in Minsk get caught up in the maelstrom of mass protests. They are drawn to the wide streets of Minsk to protest vociferously for freedom of speech and the long-awaited change of power. But the people’s voice is brutally crushed by the regime’s security apparatus. Members of the theatre group and many other people get arrested. The country is on the brink of civil war. Courage accompanies the courageous and peaceful resistance of Maryna, Pavel and Denis before and during the protests. The film takes a very personal look at the events and thus provides a close and gripping insight into the lives of people in today’s Belarus who are fighting for their freedom and the right to democracy.
Screenings Wednesday 9 march 19.30 Victoria 4 + followed by Q&A with Aliaksei Paluyan!
Saturday 12 march 19.00 Zita 2
The film is also streamed on Draken Film for 48 hours from March 9 at 18.00