Rise And Shine | COURAGE


Documentary, Germany 2021
Current Affairs, Human Rights, Politics

Documentary, Germany, 2021
Runtime: 90 min. / 52 min.
Director: Aliaksei Paluyan
Production: Living Pictures Production


During the presidential elections in Belarus, three actors from an underground theatre in Minsk are caught up in the wake of mass protests. It draws them onto the open streets of Minsk to protest for freedom of speech and the long-awaited change of power. But the people‘s voice is brutally crushed by the regime‘s security apparatus. The country is on the brink of civil war. COURAGE accompanies the brave and peaceful resistance of Maryna, Pavel and Denis before and during the protests and offers a personal and deep insight into the Belarus of today.


Festivals: Berlinale 2021, Visions Du Réel, CPH:DOX, Hot Docs, One World Prague, One World Romania, Fajr IFF Teheran, Subversive Festival, Molodist IFF, Krakow IFF, Crossing Europe Linz, Sheffield Doc Fest, Biografilm, Doc Aviv, Docufest Kosovo, Millenium Docs Against Gravity, Int. Documental FF Sofia, Baltic Sea Docs, MeetDocs Charkiv, Terra di Tutti Festival, Inconvenient Films, DocsMX, Bergen IFF, Free Zone Belgrade, One World Slovakia, Inverness IFF, Mescalito Biopic, Verzio, IDFA, Rights FF UK, Documental Bulgaria

2022: FIPADOC, Reframe, Antenna, HUMAN Oslo, Tempo Stockholm, Febiofest, Millenium Brussels, One World Romania


Awards: Nuovi Talenti Award @ Biografilm, International Documentary Award @ Tempo Stockholm