Come to Documentary Monday in the small hall of Světozor Cinema on 12 December at 20:45 to see the film Mara by Belarusian director Sasha Kulak, depicting the protests in Minsk in 2020, in the original version with English subtitles.
Mara is a hybrid experimental documentary essay. We see the violence that has spread all over Belarus, as Alexander Lukashenko clings to power after disputed and controversial election results. There are groups of military in black with their faces covered. They don’t even need reasons to arrest. The film flips between esthetical dream images and real footage of police brutality. This is an essay about a communal nightmare, a nightmare which has bound a whole nation together.
Mara got Silver Eye Award 2021 and is part of the East Silver Caravan.