Borderline. Where the World Ends

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Anna Savchenko
2021
documentary
Belgium, Norway, Croatia, Lithuania 53 min.
Russian, Lithuanian
English

Anna Savchenko, Frederik Nicolai
Tatsiana Haurylchyk
Pierpaolo Filomeno, Thomas Pooters
Frédéric Vercheval
Rune Hansen
Jean-François Levillain
Frederik Nicolai, Eric Goossens
Karl-Emil Rikardsen, Ljubo Zdjelarevic, Lukas Trimoni

Borderline. Where the World Ends

Director: Anna Savchenko
Year: 2021
Genre: documentary
Countries: Belgium, Norway, Croatia, Lithuania
Length: 53 min.
Original language: Russian, Lithuanian
Subtitles: English

Written by Anna Savchenko, Frederik Nicolai
Camera: Tatsiana Haurylchyk
Editors: Pierpaolo Filomeno, Thomas Pooters
Original Music: Frédéric Vercheval
Sound Edit & Design: Rune Hansen
Sound Mix: Jean-François Levillain
Producers: Frederik Nicolai, Eric Goossens
Co-Producers: Karl-Emil Rikardsen, Ljubo Zdjelarevic, Lukas Trimoni
Synopsis

After one-hour drive from the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, when leaving the “free West” towards Belarus, “Europe's last dictatorship”, everyone must pass a strict border control. Crossing this border is a time-consuming process, almost absurd in its essence. However, there are people who endure this almost daily: the interstate border literally cuts through their backyard. What used to be a daily routine of visiting relatives or friends, going to church or to the cemetery, now became a bureaucratic hell of crosspoint schedules, visas, and permits.

A vivid example of the forgotten 'European outskirts' and the paradox of the free Schengen Area, which divides communities, families and lives.

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