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Handbuch
Handbook

film type documentary film Production Country Germany production year 2021 runtime 26'00
screening format DCP aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9) sound format Dolby Surround languages Deutsch, Russisch Subtitles Englisch, Deutsch

In the days following the Belarus presidential election in August 2020, numerous protests erupt throughout the country. The OMON special police take particularly brutal action against demonstrators, which spills over onto passers-by. In total, almost 7,000 people are arrested throughout Belarus. Hundreds of victims recount their experiences in interviews. Their reports reveal a system of repression, which is reconstructed in the director's room in Berlin-Neukölln in the form of a filmic guide.

director Pavel Mozhar Schnitt / Editing Florian Seufert Szenenbild / Production Design Friederike Blume Tongestaltung / Sound Design Bertold Budig Animation Laura Därr Bildgestaltung / DOP Jonas Römmig, Adam Graf Produktion / Production Kolja Wolle Drehbuch / Script Pavel Mozhar
Festivals
2021 DOK Leipzig - Internationales Leipziger Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm, Germany
2021 IDFA International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Netherlands (Best Short Documentary)
Production
  • Pavel Mozhar
Distribution
  • Square Eyes
  • Wouter Jansen
  • +43 660 9805377
  • https://squareeyesfilm.com
Sales
  • Square Eyes
  • Wouter Jansen
  • +43 660 9805377
  • https://squareeyesfilm.com

Pavel Mozhar

Pavel Mozhar, born 1987 in Minsk, has lived in and around Berlin since the age of ten. From 2009 to 2012 he completed his BA in Philosophy and Economics at the University of Bayreuth. Since 2015, he has studied directing at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF with a focus on documentary formats.