EXCLUSIVE: Trailer for CPH:DOX winner and Sarajevo-bound Motherland
- Alexander Mihalkovich and Hanna Badziaka's documentary is heading to the Kinoscope strand of Sarajevo and is starting its theatrical distribution in Germany on 31 August
Cineuropa exclusively brings you the trailer for Alexander Mihalkovich and Hanna Badziaka's documentary about institutional violence in the Belarusian military, Motherland [+see also:
film profile], which won the top award at this year's CPH:DOX in March (see the news).
The film has been acquired by Hamburg-based déjà vu film and will start its theatrical distribution in Germany on 31 August. Some of the screenings will be accompanied by discussions organised by RAZAM, a non-profit association of people from Belarus living in Germany. It will also screen at the upcoming Sarajevo Film Festival (11-18 August), as part of its Kinoscope programme.
Mihalkovich and Badziaka bring the frontline home when they expose the consequences of staying silent in the face of a tide of autocratic violence within the military system that is bleeding over on to the streets of Belarus. A journalist and former military conscript join forces to expose both the personal and the global consequences of autocratic and institutional violence when it is used as a societal tool of suppression. Are we, ask the filmmakers, responsible for the state of our world by remaining silent against it?
Watch our exclusive trailer for Motherland below:
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