A Heart That Never Dies available online (video)
A film about human rights defender Ales Bialiatski from the documentary series A Heart That Never Dies by filmmakers Erling Borgen of Norway and Tom Heinemann of Denmark is available online.
The cycle consists of six films. “This is the story of six people – each with a heart that never dies,” say the filmmakers. “Journalists, lawyers, political activists, human rights organizers and others [from Serbia, Guatemala, Egypt, Bangladesh, Swaziland and Belarus] are daily fighting an almost overwhelming struggle to survive in corrupt regimes and governments that suppresses the peaceful exercise of freedom of expression or violate other basic human rights.”
“This is a series of films about human rights activists from six different countries, and I look at each of them as a hero. More than ever, the world needs such people. It was important to show that everyone can make a difference in the world today,” says Erling Borgen about the concept of the documentary.
Despite 1,050 days in prison, “he continues his struggle for freedom of expression and democracy in his homeland,” says the synopsis of the part about Ales Bialiatski.
The film premiered in Oslo in June 2015. After that, it was aired on Scandinavian TV channels: in Denmark, Sweden and Norway. During this time, the film won the first price at the festival “Films for Peace” in Italy.