Belsat TV attended the first run of long-awaited movie Viva Belarus filmed by Polish director Krzysztof Lukaszewicz.
The film producers and actors took part in the first night: rapper Zmitser Papko aka Vinsent (Miron), Polish screen actress Karolina Gruszka (Vera Geniush), musicians Liavon Volski and Aliaksandr Pamidorau and many others. “The movie is the crew’s act of solidarity with Belarusian people who are thinking differently,” the director stressed.
The presence of Polish politicians also made a point of the event: Tadeusz Mazowiecki, the first Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland, Grzegorz Schetyna, the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Polish Sejm, Robert Tyszkiewicz, the chairman of the parliamentary group on Belarus, Jerzy Pomianowski, Deputy Foreign Minister, were noticed among the viewers.
The audience was especially touched by the director’s expression of deep gratitude to Stanislau Shushkevich, the first leader of independent Belarus, and Ales Bialiatski, imprisoned human rights defender, for their support and contribution to the production of Viva Belarus.
On April 19 the film based on the true story of opposition activist Franak Viachorka will be available to wide public. All the cinemas in Białystok are to run the movie so that more Belarusians could stand a chance of watching it. After being shown at the cinema festivals Viva Belarus is likely to appear on the Internet.