5 minutes of freedom| 1hr : 25mins
Director: Kirill Sakharnov, Ksenia Sakharnova | Producer: Ksenia Sakharnova
Focus Years: 2012 | Country: Russian Federation
On August 25, 1968, a group of seven people gathered on Red Square in Moscow to protest the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Warsaw Pact troops. Their demonstration lasted only 5 minutes before they were forcefully removed and detained. These 5 minutes of freedom in the main Soviet square cost them years in prisons and mental institutions. The filmmakers bring together the surviving protagonists of the Red Square protest with the new generation of fighters for democratic rights in present-day Russia. The film follows the dedicated young activists of the opposition movement - the modern dissidents willing to make real sacrifices when life in a democratic society is at stake.