86 min


5 Minutes of Freedom

5 minut svobody

Directing: Kirill Sakharnov


On August 25, 1968, a group of seven people gathered on Red Square in Moscow to protest against the invasion of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact troops. 5 minutes of freedom at the main Soviet square cost them years in camps, exile and prison. We meet the surviving protagonists of that protest and show the new generation of democratic rights fighters in the present-day Russia. Our camera follows young opposition movement activists, helping us to find an answer to the question: who are modern dissidents? And what sacrifices are they willing to make in order to live in a democratic society?
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