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Kalinovski Square (2007)

Original title: Плошча

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Documentary Duration 73:00

In March 2006, Aleksandr Lukashenko wins the Presidential elections in Belarus according to official reports, winning 82,5% votes. Waiting for a change, the opposition reacted and disagreed with the validity of election results. The crowd mainly consisting of young people and students gather at the central square in Minsk in order to protest. Filmmakers combine the pieces of various opinions while comparing different historical events; mocking the dictator's arrogance, patronizing attutude and behaviour; admiring the courage and dedication of the young generation. The documentary aims at reaching the real events going on in the country located in the heart of ...

Director: Juri Haštševatski

Keywords: agitation | disobedience to authorities | authoritarian | public disclosure | dictatorship | injustice | self-admiration | flock of geese in a farm yard | frightening | bribing people | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Baltic Film Production
Film Category Documentary, Problem oriented
Text / Dialogue Belarusian, Russian
Subtitles Estonian, English, Russian
Duration 73:00

First releases

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  • on filmfestival: 6.05.2007, Dokfest München, Germany
  • in cinema: 12.10.2007, Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 12.12.2007, ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, KinoLev International Independent Film Festival (Lviv, Ukraine), 2007, Lion Heart
  • Award, TFF - Trieste Film Festival (Italy), 2008, Alpe Adria Cinema Award: Audience Award for the Best Documentary
  • Award, CRONOGRAF - International Documentary Film Festival (Chişinău, Moldova), 2008, Ion Vatamanu Award - for love of truth and freedom

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm