Belsat TV film awarded in Slovakia

Film ‘Enough! To Freedom…’ by Viachaslau Rakitski and Andrey Kutsila was honoured at the International Film Festival in Košice, Slovakia. It was awarded for “the relation of Belarusian citizens’ pursuit of freedom”.

‘Enough! To Freedom’ was released in December, 2011, on the very day next year after the 2010 presidential election.

The film presents dramatic events of December, 2010 as viewed by the peaceful protest participants who came through jail trials. Greatly affronted by vote rigging, thousands of Belarusians took part in the demonstration: being sick and tired of living a lie they believed they were going to Freedom. But in Independence Square the protesters came across the wall of special operations soldiers and convoy of prison trucks: on their way to Freedom dozens of severely beaten people were hurled into jail, then lost their jobs or were withdrawn from universities.

The authors of the film interviewed some of the people involved in the drama. The film characters keep weighing their trip to freedom, each having its own image of present-day Belarus in mind.

In 2012 the film got Audience Award at OFF Film Festival in the town of Opuzen, Croatia.

“The award to the film by Andrew and Viachaslau along with other prizes won at international festival proves the fact that due to Belsat TV Belsarusian documentary is enjoying resurgence,” Siarhei Peliasa, the editor of documentary series “Unknown Belarus” said.


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