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Europe's Last Dictator (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 1 March 2012 (UK)
As Lukashenko is re-elected into his fifth term, we revisit the violent crackdown that followed the 2010 rigged elections, providing a rare glimpse into Europe's most repressive state and its last dictator.

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Mathew Charles (co-director), Juan Luis Passarelli (co-director)

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Mathew Charles

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Joanna Lumley ... Narrator
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Irina is the sister of imprisoned Belarussian presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov. Through her eyes this doc charts the violent crackdown that followed the 2010 rigged elections and its dreadful aftermath. Award-winning photography captures Orwellian images of brute force used against unarmed men and women. We see the torture, murder and kidnap that defines Belarus today. A rare glimpse into Europe's most repressive state. Hundreds of others like Sannikov, including the other presidential candidate Alexander Neklayev, were also brutally beaten and imprisoned that night. With virtually the entire opposition behind bars, it fell to family members to campaign for their release. So Irina and Eva, the daughter of Alexander Neklayev, have now taken to the road to meet world leaders in an attempt to secure the release of their loved ones. From Irina's defiant perspective this doc gets right inside the prison that Lukashenko has turned Belarus into, exposing the true extent of the crisis. ...

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Not Rated

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GBP20,000 (estimated)
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16:9 HD
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