Article 293

Article 293

Czech premiere

When an illegitimate ruler clings to power at any cost, even using violence against his own people, some protesters must make a crucial decision.

Minsk, the capital of Belarus, is the scene of the largest protests in history against reigning President Lukashenko’s dictatorial regime. This film by Polish director Jan Bluz presents the chilling testimonies of several young people who have witnessed the demeaning and often brutal treatment of participants in non-violent protests. The protagonists of the film have different interests and life stories, but one thing unites them: they face many years in prison in their home country. And so they have made one of the most difficult decisions in their lives – to leave Belarus and start a new life in exile. But thousands more Belarusians remain in custody at home. Article 293 was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center.

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About the film

Poland
2021 / 26 min.

Director
Jan Bluz

Language
Russian

Subtitles
Czech, English

Director

Jan Bluz

Jan Bluz

2021 - Article 293
2018 - The Underground of Hope

Screenings

25. 3.
20:30 h
Praha: Světozor VS
Film block
Discussion
Nadzeya Zaitsava, director
Ronan Hervouet, Professor of sociology at the University of Bordeaux and a member of the Centre Émile Durkheim
28. 3.
20:30 h
Praha: Atlas MS
Film block
Discussion
Kryscina Šyjanok, representative of the Belarusian NM in the Committee for NM ZHMP

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