By Juliane Tutein

Who If Not Us? The Fight for Democracy in Belarus

Wer, wenn nicht wir? Der Kampf für Demokratie in Belarus

Thursday 14 March – 18h30
Followed by the discussion – Belarus, a dictatorship in Europe
Grütli - Salle Simon
Rue du Général-Dufour 16, 1204 Geneva

Saturday 16 March – 21h15
Grütli - Salle Langlois
Rue du Général-Dufour 16, 1204 Geneva

In 2020, the largest demonstrations against the government took place in Belarus. Demonstrators were subjected to violence and restrictions, and many were sentenced to harsh prison terms. A dangerous climate aimed at stifling political activism has taken hold. Who If Not Us? The Fight for Democracy in Belarus follows three women at the forefront of the protests: Nina Baginskaya, a woman in her seventies who has been active in the fight for an inclusive Belarus since the 1980s; Tatsyana ‘Tanya’ Hatsura-Yavorskaya, founder of a human rights film festival; and Darya Rublevskaya, a young activist working for a human rights centre.

International Premiere
Section : Competition - Focus
Country : Germany
Original languages : English, Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian
Subtitles : English, French
Juliane Tutein
Ümit Uludağ
Martin Roelly
Erik Winker
Corso film
Siarhei Kavaliou
Feline Gerhardt
Juliane Tutein
Maria Hemmleb
Julian Erhardt
Mirko Büchele
Cécilia Marchat
Sirius Kestel
Juliane Tutein
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