Ukraine is Not a Brothel
Directed by Kitty Green
Quick take: A feature documentary about Ukraine’s topless feminist sensation, “Femen,” which seems like a great follow-up to the Pussy Riot doc. Trailer NSFW.
Just screened at the Venice Film Festival. Release date TBD
Synopsis, via the film’s website:
Ukraine’s topless feminist sensation Femen has stirred up a press frenzy across Europe. Outraged by the world’s image of Ukrainian women as either brides for sale or commodities of sex tourism, Femen bare their breasts in protest in order to disrupt this perception and agitate these brutal patriarchal forces. Now, for the first time, ‘Ukraine Is Not A Brothel’ offers an intimate glimpse inside the world’s most provocative feminist organisation. A movement that began in the snow-filled streets of a corrupt, post-Soviet Ukraine, Femen’s naked war against patriarchy is gaining momentum across Europe. But before they take the world by storm, these bold and beautiful women must first confront the perverse and contradictory forces that power their own ‘titillating’ feminist organisation.