Move East Movie: Dangerous Acts: Starring the Unstable Element of Belarus
Dangerous Acts: Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus – dir. Madeleine Sackle, USA / Great Britain/ Belarus, 2013, 76 mins.
A documentary film which stars independent Belarus artists fighting against the regime. Belarus Free Theatre, in operation since 2005, is a very risky project and not just because of financial reasons. Their provocative, nontrivial plays are upsetting the dictatorship. In order to evade persecution and arrest, they are forced to work underground. The filmmakers show the nonconformist artist who use their art to fight the system and try to change their reality. This is an inspiring documentary about people who believe in artistic expression and its impact on society. The filmmakers present colourful characters who decided to fight the regime with their own weapon – their art.
6 July 2017, 17:00-18:30 | former Andersen Theatre, Dominikańska 1
DOCUMENTARY FILMS ABOUT BELARUS
Even though Belarus is a neighbour, it is very little known or understood. The further to the west we move, the more this knowledge is fragmented and encumbered with stereotypes. That is why, in a Belarus-centred documentary film series, we will look at the country from several different perspectives. Our protagonists and guides around modern Belarus will be both young cultural creators who have not decided to emigrate and continue living in their homeland despite the hostility of the authorities, as well as representatives of the opposition many of whom work from abroad out of fear of being arrested. Finally, we will also meet the members of the Belarus Free Theatre The films are also the voices of the artists who use their art to fight with the system, trying to change their reality, believing in artistic means of expression and its impact on society.