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Murder on the Eve of Spring / Забойства напярэдадні вясны

Year
2010
Country
Belarus
Duration
25’
Director
Volha Nikalaichyk

A 33-year-old human rights activist Jana Polyakova has committed suicide in the provincial mining town. The local authorities through the power structures and the KGB systematically pursued a lonely young woman for her active opposition of civil and political activities. They used all the most sophisticated mocking methods including psychological pressure, provocation, and, finally, torture and beatings. Moreover, driven to despair a woman was convicted of defamation of the police officer who brutally beat her, with the payment of a huge monetary compensation in his favor. Unable to withstand such injustice and cynicism, the woman brought the scores to life…

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Director
Volha Nikalaichyk

Volha Nikalaichyk was born in 1968 in Minsk. In 1989—1992 she studied at the Belarusian Academy of Arts. Her first project, which she produced, was feature film “A Priest Had a Dog” (1992). She has produced different projects together with ARTE channel, Goethe Institute, UNESCO and UN/UNDP in Belarus. Her films were shown on main TV channels of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine, Russia, and Poland.

Filmography

Heart Behind Bars (2008), Cinema and cutlets (2008), Liberation (2009), Murder on the Eve of Spring (2010)

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Country
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