Dangerous Acts Starring The Unstable Elements Of Belarus


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Feb 16, 2014 6:30 PM
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Runtime:76 minutes
Country Listing:UK
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Director(s):Madeline Sackler
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Distributed by:KinoSmith Inc.


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Creating provocative theatre carries great personal risks: emotional, financial and artistic. For the members of the Belarus Free Theatre, there are additional risks: censorship, imprisonment, and worse. Director Madeleine Sackler goes behind-the-scenes with the acclaimed troupe of imaginative and subversive performers who defy Europe’s last remaining dictatorship. When authorities forbid critical examinations of such topics as sexual orientation, alcoholism, suicide and politics, the Free Theatre responds by injecting these taboos into performances staged underground. As a dubious presidential election looms, the KGB targets the Free Theatre’s founders. Comprised of smuggled footage and uncensored interviews, Dangerous Acts gives audiences a front row seat to a resistance movement as it unfolds on the stage and in the streets. Dangerous Acts reconfirms our belief that the power of art and hope can indeed change the world.

In Belarusian, English and Russian, with English subtitles.

Co-presented by Studio 180 Theatre.

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