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13', color, HD, 2O14

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Minsk has become a disfigured and anonymous city. Despite a history of almost 1OOO years, there is nothing
left. Founded during the Xllth century, no trace has survived the WWll, " the great patriotic war ", when the
city was destroyed at 90%. Ruins were erased after the war and the city completely rebuilt in typical stalinist
architectural style whose main characteristic is a global uniformity of massive concrete buildings split by long
and wide straight avenues.

This bedroom community of more than 2 million inhabitants has no human face : no shops except few vending
kiosks mostly near bus stops and inside the subway, a world of supermarkets spread here and there between
the huge housing bars. Only numerous parks desperately try to give a semblance of life. Market economy hasnt
settled and billboards are rare, accentuating the dull side.

A fascinating monotony is the only feeling that comes from Minsk, one of the saddest capital city in the world.

 

MONOTONY from christophe beaucourt on Vimeo.

 

broadcast on souvenir from earth channel
2O15 : cinema perpetuum mobile festival (minsk)

 

 

 

 

 

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