The border between Lithuania and Belarus was once a fluid border between Soviet republics. Today it is one of the forgotten European outskirts with the Schengen fence dividing communities, families and lives.
One hours drive from Vilnius, everyone must pass a strict border control on leaving the 'Free West' for Belarus, 'the last dictatorship in Europe.”' Crossing this border is a time-consuming and often absurd procedure and people are confronted with this on a daily basis, where the border literally cuts through their backyards. Visiting relatives or friends, going to church or cemeteries is a complicated process involving crosspoint schedules, visas and other bureaucratic procedures - creating the paradox of a 'free Schengen' region.
Relation04 Media (NO), Kinoteka (HR), In_Script (LT)
Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Screen Brussels Brussels Capital Region, Belgian Federal Government Tax Shelter, Norwegian Film Institute, Filmfond Nord, Nordnorks Filmsenter, Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC), Lithuanian Film Institute, Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA