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directed by Mara Tamkovich
14 min | Wajda Studio | Poland 2022
A peaceful demonstration in Minsk is brutally put down by the police. Two female journalists from an independent Belarusian TV station are the only ones broadcasting the events live. When they are tracked down by a police drone, they face a dramatic choice. A drama inspired by the true story of Katerina Bakhvalova and Daria Chultsova from BELSAT TV.
A director, screenwriter and journalist, Mara was born in Minsk, Belarus. She is a graduate of the Development Lab course at the Wajda School and previously worked as a journalist for Belsat TV. She received a scholarship from the Andrzej Wajda and Krystyna Zachwatowicz-Wajda Kyoto-Krakow Foundation and has also won a She’s Mercedes award. Her film Daughter was one of the most widely screened and highly awarded Polish short films of 2018.