An environmental catastrophe: back in 2011 the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus decreed that the cutting of peat should be intensified, to which end swathes of marshland were drained. The consequences of this ecological intervention were quick to follow.
Large swathes of land lost their natural vegetation and the living standards of the rural population declined, with the regions of Grodno and Brest bearing the brunt. In this documentary film the director provides the affected villagers with a chance to have their say: their subjective depictions are complemented by striking footage and facts, which when taken as a whole provide in-depth insight into the dramatic consequences of a government programme which intends to drain 3,500 hectares of marshland by 2020. MM
Novovilenskaya 38 street 7
Ihar Chyshchenia - born in 1988. Graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of Arts with a degree in documentary film and television directing in 2010. Since 2011 he is a director at the Documentary Film Studio “Letopis” and the National Film Studio “Belarusfilm”. After graduation he has also worked at several television programs.
SINAGOGA (2011, short)
ANDREY TAKINDANG. SPYNIYUSIYA NA SIYARIYDZINE (2013, short)
SCHETCHIK SCHASTIYA (2016, short)
PERSHADRUKAR (2016, doc)