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31 May 2022, 18:31

Themes of 2022 CIS documentary film festival announced

MINSK, 30 September (BelTA) – The seventh edition of Eurasia.DOC, the CIS Countries Documentary Film Festival, will run a very extensive program, Chairman of the Board of the Belarusian Union of Journalists, executive director of the festival Andrei Krivosheyev told the media in Minsk on 31 May, BelTA has learned.

"The topic of Nazism is important for us, Belarus and Russia. Moreover, this year has been declared the Year of Historical Memory in Belarus. The country is investigating the genocide of the Belarusian people (more broadly the Soviet people) during the Great Patriotic War,” Andrei Krivosheyev noted. “Though the festival is not big in scale, it draws the films and authors that I would call the prophets of our time. The sixth festival raised the themes of creeping Fascistization of minds, the closure of Russian-language schools, the cancel culture, attempts to destroy monuments in different countries. Today we can say that the cancel culture and the Fascistization of minds have become the mainstream policy in a number of establishments and states."

The theme of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the USSR, which the festival will explore this year, is also important, the executive director noted. "We would like to look into what the big Soviet project gave for the statehood of Belarus, Russia, all the countries," he said.

The Belarusian BRSM Youth Union, the Minsk City Hall, the film distribution company Kinovideoprokat are helping with the organization of the Eurasia.DOC festival, Andrei Krivosheyev noted. "The venue for our discussions will be the Belarus multiplex cinema in Minsk," Andrei Krivosheyev said. “I am sure that the festival will be bright and eventful. In critical times our authors create brilliant works, almost masterpieces, as it was in COVID years.”

Eurasia.DOC, the CIS Countries Documentary Film Festival, will be running in Minks and Smolensk from 3 to 7 October, with the financial support of the CIS Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation.

This year the festival will explore the geopolitical conflicts in the modern world, information wars, and the protection of historical heritage and the prospects of integration in Eurasia.

The information partners are RIA Novosti, Sputnik news agency, Belteleradiocompany, Friends-Syabry community of journalists of Belarus and Russia, BelRos TV channel and BelTA news agency.

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