Belorusian artists are laying a path to freedom and national self- identification. The antiheroes of the film: rock musicians, a painter, a politician, a philosopher live in a European country in which a totalitarian regime has been ruling for the last 18 years. The camera lingers on their faces. There is a deceptive order and normality in the pictures of the city lit by sunshine or covered by snow, or in countryside settings. Musicians keep writing new songs. In new projects they put masks on their faces and speak about the need to awaken the nation, and about shock therapy. N.R.M., the most famous group singing in Belorussian, plays concerts wherever possible, despite the prohibitions. A political refugee, a former social activist in Belarus, tells the camera that only humanitarian and religious standards stop him from undertaking drastic action against the regime, other than emigration from the country.