Date: Wednesday, May 18
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Logan 201 Screening Room
Reva and David Logan
Center for the Arts Room 201
915 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Title of Film: Voices of the New Belarus
Sponsored by: Film Study Center, CEERES, Comparative Literature
About the Event: Screenwriter Andrei Kureichik will introduce the screening of his new film, Voices of the New Belarus, directed by Oksana Mysina. Following the screening he will take questions from the audience. While wearing masks is not required, they are very strongly encouraged.
About the Film: Andrei Kureichik’s Voices of the New Belarus is a documentary play about the experiences of political prisoners in Belarus following the fraudulent 2020 Belarusian presidential elections. Voices is his second documentary piece about these events. The first, Insulted. Belarus, has been translated into 21 languages and received 120 readings, performances, and films across the globe (including Hong Kong, Nigeria, throughout the EU, UK, and North America). It was featured on BBC Radio’s “The Cultural Frontline,” Russia’s Rain TV, and the HowlRound Theatre Commons.
About the Writer: Belarusian playwright, screenwriter, and director, Andrei Kureichik has achieved international recognition as a writer, director, and, most recently, as an artist-activist. His plays have been produced in over 30 countries and translated into 30 languages. Among his awards as a playwright are the 2004 Best Play Award from the Russian Ministry of Culture and Moscow Art Theatre for Piedmont Beast and the award for Best Production at the International Theatre Festival in Chernihiv, Ukraine for Paradise Lost. In addition to his extensive work in the theatre, Kureichik has written, directed, or produced 27 films, including the highest-grossing Russian language film, Going Vertical (2017) for which he received a nomination for the Russian Golden Eagle (equivalent to the American Oscars) best screenplay award. He is currently a George A. Miller Visiting Artist at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and has been selected as a Maurice R. Greenberg Yale World Fellow for Fall 2022.