A damning look at the ultra-nasty regime in Belarus.
April 25, 2012, 7:00 PM
Library & Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street
Admission $15 ($10 for students).
Tickets available at the door or at selected retailers (Compact Music, 190 Bank, 785 Bank; Collected Works, 1242 Wellington; Ottawa Festivals, 47 William)
Irina is the sister of imprisoned Belarusian presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov. Through her eyes this doc charts the violent crackdown that followed the 2010 rigged elections and its dreadful aftermath. Powerful, award-winning photography captures Orwellian images of brute force used against unarmed men and women. We see the state-sponsored torture, murder and kidnap that defines Belarus today. A rare glimpse into Europe\’s most repressive state.