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Performance artist Alexander Pushkin uses art as a means of political protest.

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Belarusian performance artist Alexander Pushkin paints portraits of people that the government has condemned as traitors.

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Andrzej Fidyk talks about his inspiration for Beluarisan Waltz and what he learned about his subject.


The story of Alexander Pushkin, whose audacious, comical exploits against totalitarianism find him facing the hostility of the police and the consternation of his family.

  • Updated on March 31, 2014

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Film Information

Belarusian Waltz (60 min.)

Premiere Date: August 12, 2008

Photos: Download Here

Trailer: Link

Filmmaker: Andrzej Fidyk Bio | Interview

Press: Press Release | Critical Acclaim | Fact Sheet


Andrzej Fidyk
Andrzej Fidyk

I turned on the PBS channel and was so happy to hear Belarusian language and see the scenery of my homeland! By the end of the show I felt disappointed and angry. I feel a bit embarrassed that the world will see this odd person and think all Belarusians are like that.”

— Olia Melnikava, viewer


Critical Acclaim

Belarusian Waltz provides a glimpse into how the regime causes people to censor themselves. ”

— Meredith Greene Megaw,
CPJ Blog

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