From “Under the Hood.” The coat of arms on the City Gate Towers in the Belarusian capital of Minsk.
From “Beyond the Wall.” German classical quintet Adoro performs at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Nov. 9, 2009, during the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
From “Beyond the Wall.” World leaders gather at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Nov. 9, 2009, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. From left to right: British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, German President Horst Koehler, Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
From “Beyond the Wall.” John is a Czech dissident who was imprisoned and tortured under the Communist regime. He now is president of Šalamoun, a group dedicated to human rights and justice in the Czech Republic.
From “Beyond the Wall.” Martina was a teacher in the East German university town of Jena. She has happy memories of growing up under Communism, and was disillusioned by the way many East Germans were left behind after reunification.
From “Beyond the Wall.” Sławomir is a Polish cinematographer who worked with director Krzysztof Kieślowski on “A Short Film About Killing,” “Three Colours: Blue” and “The Double Life of Veronique.” He also has collaborated with directors Krzysztof Zanussi and Andrzej Wajda, and was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on “Black Hawk Down.”
From “Under the Hood.” Franak, who has been imprisoned three times for his opposition to the Belarusian regime, was awarded the first Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship, a joint initiative of Radio Free Europe and the Czech Foreign Ministry. He lives in Minsk.
Still from “Under the Hood.” Lyudmila is a part-time security guard who lives in a village about 130 kilometers from Minsk.
From “Under the Hood.” Viktor is the editor of BelGazeta, an independent newspaper in Belarus. His 2013 novel “Paranoia” was banned in Belarus two days after it was published.
From “Under the Hood.” Yuri became involved in the Belarusian opposition movement after his trucking business was destroyed when he refused to pay bribes to government officials.