We Have not Lived in Vain, a documentary of Bart Staszewski and Nick Antipov on LGBT/queer participation in 2020 Belarusian protests
Monday, 27th September 2021, 17:00 (CEST), Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana
In August 2020, large-scale protests erupted in Belarus against the dictatorship of Aliaksandr Lukashenka (in power since 1994). Grievances of protesters were multiple: some were dissatisfied with economic stagnation, others with mishandling of coronavirus crisis and misinformation on it; some were protesting against nuclear power station, others against the absence of unemployment benefits. LGBT and queer community was one of the visible parts of protests in August and September, and for a good cause, as the regime never misses an opportunity to assert its homophobia.
The screening of the documentary will be accompanied with remarks of Uladzimir Valodzin, EUI HEC researcher who was in Minsk in August-December 2020, followed by a general discussion.
Please note that sala del Capitolo has limited capacity and if you want to attend you have to register with Uladzimir Valodzin (uladzimir.valodzin [at] eui.eu).