Tiburon Film Society Presents “Under the Hood”

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The Tiburon Film Society is presenting a screening of the documentary “Under the Hood” at the Bay Model, 2100 Bridgeway in Sausalito on Tuesday, July 8 at 6 p.m.

Directed by Mark Byrne and Rob Dennis, the documentary is filmed in Ireland and Lithuania with cast Yuri Belokurski, Lyudmila Ignatovič, Franak Viačorka, and Viktor Martinovich. Director Dennis will attend the screening.

In Belarus, some battle for democracy, social justice and civil rights, while others struggle just to survive. “Under the Hood” brings you on a journey through a country where the secret police is still known as the KGB, and gathering in public to do nothing is considered a crime.

The film takes you from the protests and secret opposition meetings of the capital, Minsk, to the horse-drawn carts and hand-tilled fields of the countryside, following the lives of businessman Yuri, villager Lyudmila, youth opposition leader Franak and journalists Eduard and Viktor, among others. Their stories, of normality punctuated by bureaucracy and occasional brutality, remind you how close Belarus is to the rest of Europe, and also how very far away.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.tiburonfilmfestival.com.

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