"Chronicle of Judgement Time" presented at BAJ website
The series of
mini-movies "Chronicle of Judgment Time" (journalistic
version) includes eight films that are dedicated to the members of
the NGO "Belarusian Association of Journalists" who
suffered for freedom of speech. The heroes of the films are authors
of various publications and websites: Ales Bialiatski, Zmitser
Bandarenka, Iryna Khalip, Andrei Pachobut, Natallia Radzina, Pavel
Seviarynets, Anton Surapin and Siarhei Vazniak. Some of them had to
work under house arrest, some were forced to leave the country, some
are serving prison sentences.
"The project was made by many authors, including such artists as Yury Khashchavatski, and Siarhei Isakau. We set a goal to get away from the dry informational interpretations of our heroes, to try to tell you a little, but specific history of each of them, to deepen the format of the artistic image, metaphor, as these are very brave and interesting people, worthy of a full-length movie," says the author of the project Aleh Dashkevich.
In addition, the main objective of the project was to express solidarity.
"In my opinion, the problem of solidarity is major problem in our society. It's not only about solidarity before the threat of harassment and repression, but also internal solidarity among ourselves. We did a project about different people who hold different beliefs and ideas, but choose freedom. It should be noted that our films were present almost at all independent informational resources in some respect," adds Aleh Dashkevich.
The project originated with the informational support of the Human Rights Center "Viasna", closed by the Belarusian authorities.