Romas Zabarauskas,who was already a guest of "Northern Lights" with his movie "You can't escape Lithuania", this time presents a new film "The Lawyer". At the heart of the film, as always, is the story of LGBTQ-people whose love is hindered by state and social borders. The topics of loneliness, long-distance relationships and problems of LGBTQ- people in post-soviet countries will be discussed by Belarusian LGBTQ-activist Kolia Antipov together with Romas Zabarauskas.
Kolia Antipov. Designer, LGBTQ+ human rights activist and co-founder of the MAKEOUT anti-discrimination LGBTQ+ project, which helps to make the voice of the LGBTQ-community in Belarus be heard. Kolia is passionate about empowering communities facing discrimination and believes in their creativity helping change the world.
Romas Zabarauskas makes provocative, genre-bending films underpinned by queer characters. Romas promotes his films in conjunction with social activism campaigns that address the controversial issues he confronts in the script. Openly gay and publicly outspoken since the beginning of his career, Romas is widely recognized as a leading activist for LGBTQ+ equality in his home country Lithuania and abroad.