17 January 2018, Wednesday, 4:19

Minsk residents want to wreck filming propagandist movie about Square protest

The tool for wrecking the work of the government’s cinematographers will be a flash mob.

People are being recruited for the mob scene for the movie Abel, which will take place at night in Niezalezhnasci Square in Minsk. The makers of the propaganda movie are going to recreate the events of 19 December 2010. Flash mob’s initiators suggest not only coming to the square, but start doing physical exercises during the filming to make sure they definitely get filmed. The more absurd the body positions and facial expressions – the better. They hope thus to wreck the filming of the mass scene of the “storming of the House of Government”.

The information comes from the respective group “Stop movie” on the social network Vkontakte.

“Guys, here’s an idea. There have long been no decent flash mobs in the capital of our beloved motherland, but now there is a reason for one: Lukashists decided to film their megablockbuster Abel on the events of the Square protest 2010. Of course, they want to show that drunken teenagers and bums wanted to break the crystal vessel that our “president” valiantly carries through all the obstacles. So this abominable action should be stirred”, - over 6000-large group’s message reads.

Belarusfilm announced the gathering for the people, wishing to participate in the mass scene for the episode in the capital’s Niezalezhnasci Square at 21:00 on 1 February. The activists announced the start of the flash mob at 22:00 and asked their supporters to be at site at 21:45.

We would remind that last year it came out that Belarusian propaganda intended their response to the “Viva Belarus” movie.

The producer Siarhiej Zhdanovich, known as the producer of UNDP’s “Above the skies” series and its company, was picked by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus and Lukashenka’s administration for implementing the project “Square of love” (“Abel”), meant to become Belarusian official response to the Polish political drama “Viva Belarus” by film director Krzysztof Lukaszewicz on Franak Viachorka’s script.