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Alone documentary screening + live Q&A

Belarus Free Theatre

Boombox frontman Andrei Khluvniuk in Alone. Photo by Justin Sutcliffe

Documentary film Alone charts the astonishing political awakening of a multi-platinum-selling rock star from Ukraine as he asks how his fame can make a difference. Join us for the UK premiere and Q&A.

As front man of Ukrainian band Boombox, with millions of fans, Andrei Khluvniuk seems to have it all. Yet he’s in turmoil. For he can no longer turn a blind eye to Russia’s annexation of territories in his homeland nor the persecution of fellow artists, journalists and dissidents. Inspired by the activism of his friends at Belarus Free Theatre, he decides to raise awareness of the Kremlin’s actions and campaign for the release of political prisoners, including the acclaimed film-maker, Oleg Sentsov. But what is the cost of using music to speak the truth as he challenges dictatorship, propaganda and lies? 

Alone features blistering scenes including a concert ‘for no one’ performed on an illegal military border. The film’s directors, BFT’s co-founders are part of our accompanying Q&A panel.  

Running time: 2 hours including the Live Q&A chaired by journalist Stephen Sackur

Age guidance: 15+ 

In Ukrainian, Russian and English with English subtitles

Image credit: Justin Sutcliffe

Presented the Barbican


‘Art matters. It’s hard to think of a theatre company that has proved that more‘
Huffington Post on Belarus Free Theatre
‘Art and activism are indivisible‘
Guardian on Belarus Free Theatre

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