Amnesty International Galway, Galway Film Centre and the Huston School of Film & Digital media are screening Under the Hood by Galway-based filmmakers Mark Byrne and Rob Dennis about life in Belarus.

In Belarus, some battle for democracy, social justice and civil rights, while others struggle just to survive. The feature documentary, ‘Under the Hood,’ brings us on a journey through a country where the secret police is still known as the KGB, and innocently gathering in public is considered a crime.

Filmed in secret, Under the Hood takes us from the protests and secret opposition meetings of the capital, Minsk, to the horse-drawn carts and hand-tilled fields of the countryside. In 2013, this film was officially selected for Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival, Nordic Film Days (Lübeck, Germany), Ireland on Sunday at the IFI, and received a Mark of Distinction from New York City Indie Film Festival. So far this year, it has been officially selected for Dingle International Film Festival and Kino Pavasaris – Vilnius International Film Festival.

You can read an interview with the filmmakers here

The screening will be followed by a Q & A with Mark Byrne.

Date: 7pm, Wednesday, February 5th, 2014.

The screening will be followed by a Q & A with Mark Byrne.

Cost: Free event.

Venue: Huston Film School, National University of Ireland.


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