FULLY BOOKED Exclusive Preview Screening: Europe’s Last Dictator

Screening April 30, 2012 7:00 PM

While the eyes of the world are turned to the Middle East, protests against dictatorships are happening much closer to home – in Europe.

Aleksander Lukashenko, President of Belarus for the past 14 years, has been accused of torture, state-sponsored murder and kidnap as part of a crackdown on opposition to his government.

Europe’s Last Dictator follows the family, friends, and supporters of opposition leaders including Irina Bogdanova, the sister of the politician and activist Andrei Sannikov, considered the biggest threat to Lukashenko.

One of the first films to get footage of protests against what was widely accepted as a rigged election in 2010, Europe’s Last Dictator shows the violent repression that took place in this underreported part of the world.

Followed by a panel discussion with:

Directors Mathew Charles and Juan Passarelli;

Edward Lucas, International Editor of The Economist;

Irina Bogdanova, sister of imprisoned presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov;

A former prisoner who will be named on the night of the screening.

Chaired by Stephen Sackur, the host of BBC Hard Talk.

Directed by: Juan Passarelli & Mathew Charles

Year: 2012