Letters by Andrei Kutsila
The idea of the film Letters comes from the project Young Europe 2021
A documentary film that presents, through prison correspondence, a portrait of Belarusians who found themselves behind bars as a result of political repression. After the incredible, peaceful protest of Belarusian citizens in 2020 over rigged presidential election, demanding that Lukashenko leaves, massive repression and violence by the authorities began in the country. Currently, the protests have practically been crushed. There are dead and wounded, hundreds of people have been sent to prison with lengthy sentences. The only thing that connects political prisoners with the outside world today are letters. When there is a forced silence and people are afraid to speak out about politics, thousands of letters can tell us about their pain, despair, love and hope.