The Human Side of Political Resistance w/ Mara Tamkovich

Listen to our podcast conversation with Mara Tamkovich, director of Under the Grey Sky, presented at the 2024 Tribeca Film Festival.

TFV’s Matt Micucci speaks with Mara Tamkovich, making her feature directorial debut with Under the Grey Sky, presented in the International Narrative Competition of the 2024 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, New York. Based on a true story, the film talks about a couple of journalists and their resilience, when their cause and love are crushed under the oppression of Belarusian authorities.

The film particularly focuses on the aftermath of the mass protests in the country in 2020. In this Showcast episode, Tamkovich shares insights into the true story that inspired her film and its socio-political context, as well as her desire to highlight the human aspect of the story with Under the Grey Sky. We also find out more about Tamkovich, her earliest memories of cinema, her background in journalism and the journey and challenges she faced in making her feature directorial debut with this film. (Photo: Loco Films)

Showcast is a series of candid podcast conversations from film festivals and film markets, presented by The Film Verdict and hosted by Matt Micucci.

  • A poster of the 2024 AVP Summit, which took place in Reggio Calabria, Italy.
    Image: AVP Summit

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