Q&A

The Accidental President

Directed by: Mike Lerner, Martin Herring
Runtime: 1h 30min Certificate: TBC

Details

Directed by: Mike Lerner, Martin Herring
Runtime: 1h 30min Certificate: TBC
Topics: Sociopolitical

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya was a housewife from Belarus when she decided to run for President against the country's authoritarian leader, Alexander Lukashenko.

Stepping into the place of her recently imprisoned husband, little did she guess that she would win the popular vote but be forced to flee her country.

The Accidental President follows Tsikhanouskaya as she is thrust onto the world stage as Belarus’s de facto head of state in exile. Filmed in public and in private as she builds her team and becomes a spokesperson for her people, it reveals a courageous woman whose life has been profoundly transformed, as she grapples with becoming a leader in the most extreme of circumstances.

The screening on Wed 17 Jul will be followed by a Q&A with co-directors Mike Lerner and Martin Herring.

Screening times and booking

Wed 17th Jul 18:20
Q&A

Prices

Q&A: £12.50 (£10 concessions)

Prices

Q&A: £12.50 (£10 concessions)