Archive of films The Continuation / Prodolženije

2004, 14 min

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Year: 2004

A stream of archive shots flows into detailed images of mothers giving birth. There are scenes from the lives of families, mothers, and kids of past generations, from both countryside and city. The social and cultural setting may have changed but the girls, teens and women continue to fulfil their lots as mothers – beautiful and arduous.


A visual celebration of motherhood: the guarantee of the continuation of the human race. Detailed shots of the suffering faces of women in labour and the kindly eyes of doctors mingle with a stream of archive documentary material. The film recalls happy moments for past and present families, childhood, men and women of various ages, girls, young women, and mothers old and new. Scenes flow by of villages in the past, of times of war and the varied sights of the metropolis. Time alters the appearance of civilization, only the painful joy of mothers is unchanging, like the helplessness of their newborns, their whimper and cry.

About the director

Galina Adamovich graduated from the Belarus Academy of Art in Minsk (1994). While with Belarusfilm Studios she shot the following documentaries: Rubbish (Turusy na kolyosakh, 1992), Love Me When I’m Black (Polyubi menya chornenkim, 1993), Of Concern to Women (Zhenskii vopros, 1995), Arlen’s Faust. Music, Help! (Faust Arlena. Muzyka, pomogi!, 1996), For the Town and World (Gorodu i miru, 1997), Holiday for an Orphan (Kanikuly dlya siroty, 1998), Fathers’ Line (2000), Once Upon a Time (2001) Genius loci (Genij mesta, 2002). 


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About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Director: Galina Adamovich
Screenplay: Galina Adamovič / Galina Adamovich
Dir. of Photography: Alexandr Abadovskij / Alexander Abadovsky
Music: Viktor Kopytko / Victor Kopytko
Editor: Tamara Kotova
Producer: Oksana Ejhart / Oxana Eikhart
Production: Belarusfilm Studios
Contact: Belarusfilm Studios


Galina Adamovich

Film Director


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