Underage victims of draconian anti-drug law in Belarus and parents fighting for their freedom.
In her documentary, Veranika Nikanava presents poignant stories of Belarusian teenagers imprisoned for several years for possessing tiny amounts of marijuana. But the main characters in her film are the parents of convicted children, fighting to ease the draconian law enshrined in the notorious Section 328. Regardless of harassment by authorities, they organize more protests and hunger strikes with tremendous determination. They live on hope even though the depressing reality inspires no optimism.
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