Bobruisk Pictures presents

Half hour Spice docudrama focuses on topical issues of drug use, love, disappointments and how to escape a tricky situation

Half hour Spice docudrama focuses on topical issues of drug use, love, disappointments and how to escape a tricky situation

Bobruisk’s director Oleg Satanchuk explains, “We need a new angle on the problem, looking through the eyes of youngsters addicted to drug mixtures.” He believes that such an approach should help throw light on one of today’s most disturbing issues.

Creators of Spice film

Shot by Tvorchesky Potok (Artistic Flow) youth association, the film short explores true life stories of ordinary Bobruisk schoolchildren (played by actors). Some used designer drugs themselves while others report on how it has affected their friends. “Spice is a weapon of mass destruction,” states Mr. Satanchuk. “Young people who’ve experienced this addiction and managed to overcome it are able to catch audiences’ attention, arousing fear among their peers that they could face similar consequences. They also offer optimism that you can beat an addiction.”

The film was shot realistically, on location in flats, streets and courtyards. Although funding was limited, the crew were able to spend a whole month filming, with great enthusiasm. Besides ‘invented’ scenes with former addicts, the docudrama features interviews with local police.  The Head of the Bobruisk City Executive Committee’s Interior Affairs Department, Andrey Govorako, notes, “The more actively the public is involved in fighting drugs, the better. It’s a shared problem, which is truly serious. The film is now registered with the Culture Ministry and will soon be offered for wider public viewing.”

By Svetlana Markova
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