During the presidential elections in Belarus, three actors from an underground theatre in Minsk are caught up in the wake of mass protests. It draws them onto the open streets of Minsk to protest 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 are arrested. The country is on the brink of civil war. The camera accompanies the brave and peaceful resistance of Maryna, Pavel and Denis before and during the protests and offers a personal and deep insight into the Belarus of today. (german documentaries)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Courage (2021, doc) - See der Freude (Lake of Happiness 2019, short) - Kraj Žančyn (Country of Women, 2017, doc short)
Competition Documentary 2021
Aliaksei Paluyan
Germany 2021
90 minutes
Russian / Belarusian
OV with English subtitles / OV with German subtitles
Screenplay Aliaksei Paluyan
Cinematography Tanya Haurylchyk, Jesse Mazuch
Editing Behrooz Karamizade
Sound/Sounddesign Vensan Mazmanyan, Artyom Busel, Alexei Busel
With Maryna Yakubovich, Pavel Haradnizky, Denis Tarasenka
Producer(s) Jörn Möllenkamp
Living Pictures Production
World Sales
Rise And Shine
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Berlinale 2021