EFA Project Space, 323 West 39th Street, 2nd Floor
EFA Project Space will be screening the 50-minute documentary Belarusian Dream, which was first screened on November 6 in the art-gallery "Ў".
Belarusian Dream (2010-11) recounts the story of a young man who has been living in Belarus, known to the world as the last European dictatorship, for the last 17 years. The film focuses on 2010 presidential elections in Belarus to remind the general public of the proud, silent protests against Alexander Lukashenko. It shows the dramatic events of post-election night on December 19, 2010 and the events that followed; the crowding of streets in Minsk, the confusion of the oppositional candidates, the firmness and brutality of police and government forces, and subsequent repression, mass abductions and trials of activists. It is a film about the economic devastation of the country, and the hard lifestyle under the Lukashenko regime.
Belarusian director Katerina Kibalchich currently lives in Moscow, working as a journalist for Russian Channel One. In 2011, she was awarded the “Golden Feather” Prize presented by the Russian Union of Journalists as a laureate in the category of “Special Correspondent” for a series of her investigative reports on a wide range of socio-political issues.