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But Despair is Such an Unproductive Feeling







9 min




climate change


Two young Lithuanian activists, Ilja J. Bakševičiūtė from ‘Fridays for Future Vilnius’ and Danielė Liepa Baudrillier from ‘Kaunas Pride’, recall the most memorable moments of their civic engagement in Lithuania, fighting for climate justice and LGBT+ equality. 

Producer Adomas Zubė

Voices Ilja J. Bakševičiūtė, Danielė Liepa Baudrillier

Recordings from the protests of ‘Tušti narvai’, ‘Kaunas Pride’, ‘Black Lives Matter Vilnius“‘, ‘Mūsų Klaipėda’ were used.

Audio recordings NARA, LRT

Authors of the sound recordings Kata Bitowt, Indrė Kiršaitė, Karolis Vyšniauskas, Vaida Pilibaitytė, Adomas Zubė

Special thanks to Sigita Vegytė, Rytė Jarmoškaitė, Ignas Balčius

Translation Laimonas Vaičius

Subtitles Adomas Zubė

Animation Emilija Juzeliūnaitė



Commissioned by “Inconvenient films”.

Adomas Zubė

radio producer and cultural journalist, currently collaborating with the journalist collective NARA. His stories have been featured on LRT RADIO and LRT KLASIKA, where for the past three seasons he has been producing ‘Arijos dekonstrukcija’ (The Deconstruction of the aria), a programme dedicated to opera storylines. In his creative practice, Adomas explores how audio journalism can be intertwined with sound art and how authentic voice recordings, together with other sound elements such as soundscapes, vibrations and music, can merge into a single, fluid sound texture.  

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