Remapping Europe

„Minsk. The capital of Belarus. Population nears 2 million. It’s the economical, cultural and scientific centre of the state. The town is nice and clean. The people are friendly and the prices are low” – the host invites us in “Mińsk. Videoguide". But the film isn't what it seems to be.
Violating human rights is a common practice in Belarus. Magdalena Pytlakowska, a Pole who works at the independent Belarussian TV Belsat, uses its archive to prepare a wrong-headed portrait of the city. The short video could be broadcast by some propaganda TV station to lure tourists if it weren't for the fact that the host invites us to places related to the ruthless regime of Lukashenka (e.g. reminding of the issue of death penalty in Belarus).
Made by Magda Pytlakowska, produced by The Association of Creative Initiatives in 2013 as part of the Remapping Europe Project, supported by the European Commission. This work is part of Doc Next Network Media Collection. For more information visit


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