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Film Screening of Courage (2021) & Panel Discussion on Academic Freedom in Belarus

June 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Free

The UBC Human Rights Collective (HRC) is hosting an in-person screening of the critically acclaimed film Courage (2021) as an expression of solidarity with wrongfully imprisoned Belarusian students. The film captures the state of the pro-democracy movement in Belarus amidst the ongoing human rights violations under the oppressive regime of Alexander Lukashenko. It follows three theatre students in Minsk, Belarus who participated in a series of peaceful protests following the 2020 presidential election. The film provides important insight into the treatment of Belarusian students at the hands of state authorities. Despite its recent release in 2021, the film has already received 3 awards and has been nominated for 8 others. This event is sponsored by the UBC International Relations program and the Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies (CENES).