In Belarus, mandatory military service has devolved into a generational cycle of violent abuse, creating serious social unrest. Following conscripts, overlaid with the raw voices of those who have gone before them, filmmakers Hanna Badziaka and Alexander Mihalkovich show a crumbling national façade.

See the film:

Motherland + Q & A

Friday, September 22nd, 16:30

Cinema Panora, Salon 1

Competition: Best Nordic Documentary
Premiere Status: Swedish
Country: Sweden, Norway, Ukraine
Duration: 94′

Director(s): Hanna Badziaka & Alexander Mihalkovich
Producer(s): Mario Adamson, Anita Norfolk, Ashley J. Smith & Alexander Mihalkovich
Cinematography: Siarhiej Kanaplianik
Editing: Anonymous
Sound: Yngve Leidulv & Thomas Endressen