The Navel of the Sky

The Navel of the Sky
Pupek nebe

Czech Republic / 2012 / 52 min
Documentary

The Navel of the Sky
Pupek nebe

Czech Republic / 2012 / 52 min
Documentary

I don't want to be navel of the Earth. / Earth has navels galore, it doesn't need me. / I want to be the sky's navel. / An air pocket, a black hole's / the role for me. / There is more freedom / and more liberty / there.(Viktar Zybul).The shortest way to the navel of the sky is from the highest spot in Minsk, Belarus, located 300 metres above sea level. Just a few kilometres away lies the Independence Square where in December 2010, the police beat protesters who took to the streets to criticize the manipulated presidential election. Uladzimir Niaklajeu, the most famous Belarusian poet, was among the candidates. He was beaten up and later placed under house arrest. This film is about the extraordinarily rich and vigorous Belarusian poetry and about the Russian-speaking President.It examines the metaphors of Belarusian poetry that is survivingon the periphery of capitalism. 

Writer / Radim Procházka    DoP / Lukáš Kokeš , Karel Slach , Vasya Bartov , Larysa Kabernik    Editor / Jana Vlčková    Sound / Sergey Shunkevich , Alexander Chaukin , Filip Slavík , Filip Sedláček

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