YOU CAN’T BAN FREEDOM


a documentary by Inga Lizengevic


Suppression of the opposition, imprisonment of political opponents, judicial arbitrariness, brutal police violence, death sentences – for 20 years, Alexander Lukashenko has ruled Belarus with Stalinist methods. Only a few people still have the courage to speak up in public. Lavon Volski, leader of the punk rock band Krambambulya, is one of them. In Belarus, his concerts have been banned for many years, but Volski finds creative ways to deal with the situation. The film shows performances by the band as well as the everyday life of the musicians and some of their fans. In this way it gives insight into today’s society in Belarus.