World premiere

Unsilenced Voices of Beslan

Незаглушенные голоса Беслана

Tomáš Polenský
Czech Republic | 2019 | 53 min.

Language: Russian
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The Beslan school siege by Chechen terrorists has gone down in modern Russian history as one of the worst tragedies of all time. While the official investigation claims only the terrorists are responsible for the victims, the survivors partly blame the Russian government.

This documentary is a unique reconstruction of the events on several fateful days in September 2004, when over 300 people, mostly children, were murdered, and the subsequent investigation. Through a mix of contemporary recordings, eyewitness testimony, and original animation, a disturbing image evolves, showing not only the horrifying experience of the hostages but also the equally horrible futile efforts to obtain justice. For more than 15 years, the survivors of Beslan have been demanding that the Russian government take responsibility for and face the consequences of the unsuccessful rescue operation, which resulted in hundreds of victims. All in vain. On whom can you rely in a country where no one is punished for crimes committed, and where those responsible for children’s deaths remain in place?

Director

Tomáš Polenský

Filmography
2018 - Černé zlato
2018 - České komorní zlato
2017 - Příběhy 20. století
2017 - Skauti bez lilie
2017 - Světský
2016 - Skautské desatero Jíry Stránského
2015 - Co znamenalo vésti koně

Projection

10. 03. 20:30 Atlas - Large Hall World premiere Discussion Tickets
11. 03. 17:30 Evald Discussion Tickets
15. 03. 18:00 Municipal Library - Large Hall Discussion Tickets

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