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Kahanne pa-belarusky

Synopsis

Love in Belarus is a story of love through the prison bars of Nastya Palazhanka and

Dzmitry Dashkevich. They met in the ‘Young Front’ – an illegal democratic organization. After

protests in December 2010 they were imprisoned. After serving detention in a KGB pretrial

centre Nastya was sentenced to a year of probation and Dzmitry was thrown in jail for two

years. During his detention his mom died and Nastya remained a sole support for his father. The

lovers wrote thousands of letters to each other from behind the bars. These letters tell us about

the feelings of young Belarussians, who fell in love during the time of dictatorship.