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Performance: The Border. What Do They Want? What Do We Want?

  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: January 24, 2022, 19:00 – 21:00

The situation: The Belarusian regime is offering inhabitants of Asian and African states visas to Belarus with the promise of crossing the Polish border. However, Polish border patrols are preventing them from entering. Those who do succeed are forced back toward Belarus, but Belarus border guards won’t readmit them. Thousands of people are without food or warm clothing in damp, marshy forest. A state of emergency has been declared in a zone on the Polish side of the border, with admission barred to health workers, volunteers and journalists. Those who live in the forbidden zone are banned from helping the people in the forest. Winter is setting in and 12 people including children have already died – and the situation is not budging.

Music: Recordings of songs from the Podlachia region and songs of Syrian refugees from Turkey.
Actors from the documentary theatre Teď nádech a leť: Debora Štysová, Anna Tomanová and David Zelinka.


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