Online opening of the festival “One World 2021” and Homo Homini award ceremony. Screening of screening movie “Courage” and discussion with the director Aliaksei Paluyan, coordinator of the Human Rights Center Viasna Natallia Satsunkevich, Belarusian actor and activist from the group Pussy Riot Kyril Masheka and Tomáš Petříček.
Courage / Aliaksei Paluyan / Germany, Belarus 2021 / 90 min. / Language: Belorussian, Russian with English subtitles – For 14 years, the Belarusian Free Theatre has bravely criticised Lukashenko’s authoritarian regime in its performances. But at a time when the country is at a crossroads, the functioning of the theatre is more endangered than ever before. The struggle for creative freedom and freedom of speech in Belarus is at a turning point. The perseverance and courage of thousands of protesters calling for change and democracy have so far met with the same relentless state violence and arrests. What does the future hold for the members of the independent Belarusian Free Theatre? The whole country has now become a stage on which everyone is forced to take a role in the real struggle for the future of Belarus.