Belarus: 2 Banned Films at Film Festival in NYC

Iryna of TOL's Belarus Blog recommends two films on Belarus now playing in New York City; both are banned in Belarus: “I am jealous that a New York audience can see these documentaries, described by one of the critics as “rough-hewn, hard-core, must-see, front-line filmmaking,” on the screen, but hope that one day they also will be publicly shown in Belarus. In the meantime, samizdat, home-made copies of anti-regime documentaries by Dashuk, Khaschevatsky and Sheremet will continue circulating from hand to hand and being discussed in kitchens. Dashuk’s films are only a part of a growing underground cultural life in Belarus, similar to that which played such a crucial role in Poland and Czechoslovakia in the 1970s and 1980s.”

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