Posted: 21.09.2023 17:07:00

Lukashenko supported idea of shooting film about teachers

The President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, has supported the idea of making a domestic film about teachers. The corresponding proposal was made at today’s meeting with the Head of State on improving the educational sphere, BelTA reports.


Irina Rodik, the Director of Minsk’s secondary school No. 73, informed those present on how her school is trying to create all conditions for young specialists to find their place and remain in the profession.

"All forms of support are important here: methodological, psychological, material, and moral. In my opinion, we now lack a living image of a teacher-worker. I would like the parents of our pupils to see and understand the life of teachers and their daily worries, the work of those who conscientiously and lovingly do their job on a daily basis,” she said.

The director suggested that social advertising, promotional videos and, possibly, a domestic film popularising the profession of a teacher will help create an understandable, close to everyone image of a teacher.

"Well, make a movie. A film [On the Other Shore] was released to time with National Unity Day, I watched it. It is not perfect, but it is still a film of a higher-than-average quality. It is really informing on something," the Head of State noted.

Commenting on a possible domestic film about teachers, Aleksandr Lukashenko said, “We will give you money for this, but it must be done by teachers. Filmmakers will shoot, but you will have to instruct them how to depict everything – without embellishing. Objectivity is needed, otherwise people will not watch it. You are right, this concerns not only teachers. It is necessary to also show more other categories of our employees from the positive side."

The President negatively noted that many modern films, including foreign movies screened in Belarus, often feature mostly ‘killing, murdering, raping’.