The awarded Belarus documentary film When Flowers are not Silent is an emotional testimony of the state’s violent repression against peaceful protests. Director Andrei Kutsila captures the daily lives of brave citizens who try to continue living and carry on despite being traumatised. Looking at their lives, we can see the pain and hope, feel the fear and determination of these people. At the Warsaw filmfestival, the film won the prize for best documentary.
‘When Flowers Are Not Silent’ will be introduced by Tasha Arlova. After the film she will enter into conversation with director Andrei Kutsila, who will join us via Zoom.
This screening and talk are part of So Far, Yet So Close: A day-long program of talks, film, and art about the war in Ukraine, activism and the fight against authoritarianism from a Belarusian perspective.