Mikhail Arshynski’s film wins award at South Korean film festival

The “Don’t be Afraid” documentary directed by Mikhail Arshynski about the role of Syarhei and Svyatlana Tsikhanouski in the changes in Belarus has won the top award at the South Korean film festival. The ceremony was held on October 27 in Seoul. The film won the grand prize, called “The World at a Crossroads.”

The documentary of Belsat director Mikhail Arshynski, “Don’t be Afraid,” has won the top award at the Hinzpeter Awards in South Korea. Photo: Belarusian diaspora in South Korea

The competition took place in early September.

The film tells about the beginning of the revolutionary events in Belarus — the election campaign 2020 in Belarus — and the role of Syarhei and Svyatlana Tsikhanouski in it.

The documentary of Belsat director Mikhail Arshynski, “Don’t be Afraid,” has won the top award at the Hinzpeter Awards in South Korea. Photo: Belarusian diaspora in South Korea
The documentary of Belsat director Mikhail Arshynski, “Don’t be Afraid,” has won the top award at the Hinzpeter Awards in South Korea. Photo: Belarusian diaspora in South Korea

The documentary film “Don’t be Afraid,” directed by Belsat Mikhail Arshinsky, won the top award at the Hinzpeter Awards film festival in South Korea. Photo: Belarusian diaspora in South Korea

The documentary “Don’t be Afraid,” directed by “Belsat” Mikhail Arshinsky, won the top award at the Hinzpeter Awards in South Korea. Photo: Belarusian diaspora in South Korea

The awards ceremony was attended by representatives of the Korean parties, the mayor of Gwangju, who funded the award “The World at a Crossroads” award. The President of South Korea sent Mikhail Arshynski a message of congratulations.

The Hinzpeter Awards is a South Korean film festival. It was named after German journalist Jurgen Hinzpeter, who reported on events during the fall of the authoritarian regime in South Korea. The German journalist was the only one who could document the torture Koreans went through at the time. There is a commemorative plaque in his honor in Seoul.

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