April 23

COURAGE by Belarus director Aliaksei Paluyan will celebrate its North American premiere being presented in competition at HOT DOCS Festival(April 29 – May 9)

COURAGE

by Aliaksei Paluyan

Germany 2021 | 90 Min. |

Screening @ HOT DOCS 

April 29, 10:00 am  

World Sales: RISE AND SHINE WORLD SALES

Living Pictures Production and Rise and Shine World Sales are happy to announce that COURAGE by Belarus director Aliaksei Paluyan will celebrate its North American premiere being presented in competition at HOT DOCS Festival(April 29 – May 9): Online Screening: April 29, 10:00 am – online @hotdocs.ca

trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7OIMQrjJAs

COURAGE is an inspiring and encouraging documentary about the peaceful uprising of the people of Belarus against injustice and the brutal repression of their democracy movements. Aliaksei Paluyan managed to get the footage out of the country just in time before the borders were virtually sealed off for filmmakers and media representatives. 

Synopsis:

In the course of the presidential elections in Belarus in the summer of 2020, Maryna, Pavel and Denis, three actors from the Free Belarus Theatre in Minsk, get caught up in the maelstrom of mass protests that draw them to the streets to demonstrate loudly for freedom of expression and the long-awaited change of power. But their peaceful protest is brutally put down by the regime’s security apparatus. Members of the theater group and many other people get arrested. COURAGE accompanies the courageous and peaceful resistance of these three protagonists before and during the protests. The film takes a very personal look at the events, gives a close and gripping insight into the lives of people in today’s Belarus, who fight for their freedom and the right to democracy.

COURAGE on the HOT DOCS Website: https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=141650~367cbc04-eb03-453a-90f8-88ca48c4cf79&epguid=9759e3f1-085c-4e15-88c2-e02a8ee1f1d1&fbclid=IwAR1cwy9D3Tqeb8Gbc733SRV9mky9ZRU9RubJ7M3KAgP9aVMsTjGovAX_8B4

We would like to thank Silke Lehmann for the press release.