In Belarus, the totalitarian regime cracks down on all opposition. Anyone criticising the dictator risks imprisonment and torture. This film tells the incredible personal story of the performance artist Alexander Pushkin, who is one of very few who is not scared. Facing grave consequences he organizes public stunts that mock president Lukashenka. Through his art and sense of humour we take a deep dive into the soul of the Belarusian people.
Writer/Director Andrzej Fidyk
Producer Torstein Grude
Associate Producer Bjarte Mørner Tveit
Production Company Piraya Film AS
Co-producers The Rafto House Foundation, MG Production.
Camera Adam Fręśko
Composer Krzesimir Dębski
Sound Recordist Staszek Kolenda
Editor Jan Mironowicz
Production assistants Helga Maria Sulen Sund, Mari Linn Larsen, Trygve Svensson
2009 PBS - P.O.V candidate for the Emmy Awards
2007 Nominated for Prix Arte - European Film Academy Award for Best Documentary Film.
2007 Prix Europa, Potsdam, Germany
2007 Bergen International Film Festival
2008 One World Film Festival, Prague
2008 Hot Docs, Toronto
2008 Guth Gafa Documentary Film festival, Ireland
2008 Nordox, Beijing
2009 Amnesty International Film Festival, The Netherlands