As mass protests and violent clashes shake Belarus for a fifth week, join our free online screening of this searing documentary on Europe's last dictatorship, and follow the artist-activists risking their lives to challenge President Lukashenko.
There has never been a more urgent time to revisit Madeleine Sackler's behind-the-scenes look at a dramatic year in the life of the Belarus Free Theatre: an acclaimed troupe of imaginative and subversive performers, defying the regime by staging powerful, taboo-breaking, underground shows.
Comprised of smuggled footage and uncensored interviews, Dangerous Acts is an astonishing piece of political cinema, giving audiences a front row seat to a resistance movement as it unfolds both on the stage and in the streets.
Joining us after the film will be Mike Harris, former Head of Advocacy at Index on Censorship and a Belarus human rights campaigner.
Mike Harris visited the Belarus Free Theatre in September 2010 prior to the presidential elections. While there, a close friend of the theatre, Oleg Bebenin, was found dead in suspicious circumstances. Since then, Mike has campaigned alongside the Free Theatre on a number of successful campaigns including stopping the Royal Bank of Scotland from selling Belarusian government bonds. He is now Campaign Director of Don't Spy On Us.
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