Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus
Showings
Bijou by the BayThu, Jul 31 9:00 AM
Sponsored by:
Sara & David Taft and Charlie & Jeanie Chapin
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Film Info
Section:Documentary
Release Year:2013
Runtime:76 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Rating:NR
Production Country:Belarus
UK
USA
Original Language:Belarusian
English
Russian
Subtitles:English
Web Site:http://dangerousactsfilm.com/
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Pavel Gorodnitski
Nikolai Khalezin
Natalia Koliada
Tatyana Mikhailovna Kaliada
Andrei Andreevich Kaliada
Andrei Sannikov
Director:Madeleine Sackler
Produced by:Madeleine Sackler
Screenwriter:Madeleine Sackler
Cinematography:Daniel Carter
Larissa Kabernik
Editing By:Anne Barliant
Leigh Johnson
Music By:Wendy Blackstone
Description
Belarus is home to the last surviving dictatorship in Europe. Following the dubious reelection of President Alexander Lukashenko in 2010, a new voice of protest against the regime emerges in the form of the Belarus Free Theatre, a world-renowned performance group that defies the censors at home through underground performances. But as the resistance movement in the country gains steam on stage and in the streets, the government’s increased crackdown on dissenters means the troupe risks exile, imprisonment, or worse each time they perform. Director Madeleine Sackler captures a country fighting for historic change in this rousing documentary, a brave and provocative look at art as a weapon against oppression.
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