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Yekaterina KIBALCHICH
Екатерина КИБАЛЬЧИЧ
Ekaterina KIBALTCHITCH
 
2011, 55 mn 
Colour, documentary

Belarusian Dream

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Белорусская мечта

 

 Le Rêve bielorusse

 Belorusskaya mechta


 
Directed by : Yekaterina KIBALCHICH (Екатерина КИБАЛЬЧИЧ)
Cinematography : Aleksandr BOROZENKO (Александр БОРОЗЕНКО), Tatyana GAVRILCHIK (Татьяна ГАВРИЛЬЧИК), Yuri SHOLMOV (Юрий ШОЛМОВ)
Produced by : Aleksandr LYAKIN (Александр ЛЯКИН)
Production : International distribution :Alexandra Kirby-Lepesh, Solidarity with Belarus Information Office Chmielna 15/204 Warsaw 00021 Poland, a.kirby-lepesh@solidarityby.eu
 

Plot synopsis
According to this film’s anonymous guide, autumn 2010 was the most beautiful period in Belarus in recent years. His words are illustrated with footage of the election rallies of independent presidential candidates. The speaker and many others hoped that the country’s first free elections in 16 years would bring the authoritarian rule of Alexander Lukashenko to an end. Those hopes, boosted by pre-election polls, are dashed when the results are announced. Lukashenko receives 80 percent of the votes, while one opposition candidate is beaten and kidnapped. Subsequent protests against the reportedly rigged elections lead to the arrest of opposition politicians, their wives, election campaign colleagues and even ordinary demonstrators. The film provides a unique, close-up perspective on the totalitarian practices of Belarus’s state agencies, which are not afraid to make use of media propaganda, the secret police, threats, and show trials. It is, above all, a tribute to those Belarusians for whom freedom remains a value worth fighting for.
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Ekaterina Kibalchich: Belarusian Dream (Belorusskaia mechta, 2011), Masa HILCISIN, kinokultura.com, 2012
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival One World, Prague (Czech Republic), 2012

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