2010 Reel

Belarus Free Theatre Group Promotes Democracy


Published on Dec 15, 2010

His opponents call Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko the last dictator in Europe. And among those opponents is the Belarus Free Theatre Group. Since its inception five years ago, the group has been performing pieces that address the problems of their nation and the oppression they say is common including the abduction and disappearances of journalists, human rights activists and proponents of democracy. Ahead of the presidential elections scheduled for December 19, the troupe held a special performance in London featuring high-profile Western supporters. Jennifer Glasse has this report.

© 2010-2015 Jennifer Glasse