Beyond Flowers: The Female Revolution in Belarus – Semesterprojekt 2021
Belarus has been in an ongoing revolution since August 2020 – a revolution triggered by the election fraud of the authoritarian long-term president Lukashenka. Above all, pictures of peacefully demonstrating women with flowers are going through the media worldwide. There is talk of a "female revolution“. The women in Belarus are the protagonists. But can one also speak of a feminist movement?
To see the different ways in which women in Belarus are finding new strength, it is necessary to look "behind the flowers“. The zine portrays Belarusian women and their own way to fight for democracy in their country.