‘Syarozha’, a documentary made by director Jerzy Kalina at the commission of Belsat TV has been recognized the best premiere at the VII International Film Forum in Dnipropetrovsk.
25 movies authored by filmmakers from Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Ukraine, Russia and Serbia were shown during the four-day festival that finished on January, 31.
The Belsat TV documentary won in the category ‘Best premiere’; St. John Climacus’ medal was awarded to its director Jerzy Kalina.
The movie tells the story of a Belarusian entrepreneur who was born in Poland and now lives here and runs his own business.
Syarhei ‘Syarozha’ Nichyparuk, the main character of the film, is a resident of the village of Budy near Bialowieza forest. He was a member of the Communist party, but later finished an Orthodox school of teology.
His own story bears a strong resemblance to the fate of the Belarusian Orthodox minority inhabiting the eastern part of Podlaskie province.