Thompson on Hollywood

Madeleine Sackler (director of the 2010 Oscar short-listed documentary The Lottery) recently shot footage of the Belarus Free Theater group in the hopes of making a feature documentary highlighting the human rights infractions that are happening in Belarus. Last July, Sackler and cinematographer Daniel Carter interviewed Nikolai Khalezin and Natalia Kolyada, the husband and wife team that leads the group, among others.

Since then things have gone from bad to worse. According to the NYT, many of the members of the Belarus Free Theater Group are now in hiding or have been arrested. UPDATE: Here's more.

Check out the promo video below that Sackler created to raise financing from investors, which she is sharing in order raise awareness of this terrible situation.

UNSTABLE ELEMENTS Trailer from Unstable Elements on Vimeo.