Ekaterina KIBALTCHITCH
Екатерина КИБАЛЬЧИЧ
Yekaterina KIBALCHICH
2011, 55mn 
Couleur, documentaire
Le Rêve bielorusse
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Белорусская мечта

 

 Belarusian Dream

 Belorusskaya mechta

 
Réalisation : Ekaterina KIBALTCHITCH (Екатерина КИБАЛЬЧИЧ)
Images : Aleksandr BOROZENKO (Александр БОРОЗЕНКО), Youri CHOLMOV (Юрий ШОЛМОВ), Tatiana GAVRILTCHIK (Татьяна ГАВРИЛЬЧИК)
Produit par : Aleksandr LIAKINE (Александр ЛЯКИН)
Production : International distribution :Alexandra Kirby-Lepesh, Solidarity with Belarus Information Office Chmielna 15/204 Warsaw 00021 Poland, a.kirby-lepesh@solidarityby.eu
 

Synopsis
Pas de synopsis en français.
 

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.
 

Commentaires et bibliographie
Ekaterina Kibalchich: Belarusian Dream (Belorusskaia mechta, 2011), Masa HILCISIN, kinokultura.com, 2012
 

Sélections dans les festivals :
- Festival des films documentaires sur les droits de l’homme "Jeden Svět", Prague (Tchéquie), 2012