"IT CAN'T GET ANY WORSE" 

There are over 10 thousand imprisoned for minor drug-related offences in Belarus, a post-soviet authoritarian state in Eastern Europe. Young people caught using cannabis are forced to work hard for the state in penal colonies across the country. Generation 328 is a story of mothers who are living everyday life with a single hope: to bring home their unfairly convicted sons. How far will the mothers go to find justice for their children?

Title
Generation 328

Genre
Documentary, short

Length
19 min

Released
Awaiting premiere

Production countries
USA, Belarus

Tags
Authoritarianism, Dictatorship, Marijuana, Drugs, Activism

Director, Producer & Cinematography
Veranika Nikanava

Editing
Veranika Nikanava, Anice Jee

Music & Sound Mix
Ignacio Bonet

Color Correction
Susi Dollnig

EURORADIO.FM, 10 MARCH 2019

"This is a story of an almost hopeless struggle that several dozen people wage against the system"

KYKY.ORG, 8 MARCH 2019

"It is unclear if the film will be screened in Belarus. As practice shows, they don't like to wash one's dirty linen in cinemas"

Veranika Nikanava is a Belarus-born actress, filmmaker, and activist, died on 25 July 2019 in an attempt to cross Teklanika river in Alaska at the age of 24.

Nika was deeply concerned about the situation with human rights and liberties in her homeland. She was an active member of a Belarusian community in New York, where she lived since 2017.

“Generation 328” was the last film project of Veranika Nikanava.

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