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Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

Three young women face seven years in a Russian prison for a satirical performance in a Moscow cathedral. But who is really on trial in a case that has gripped the nation and the world beyond - three young artists or the society they live in? Filmed over the course of six months, this film tells the incredible story of three young women: Nadia, Masha and Katia. As members of the feminist art collective Pussy Riot, they performed a 40 second "punk prayer" inside Russia's main cathedral. This performance led to their arrest on charges of religious hatred and culminated in a trial that has reverberated around the world and transformed the face of Russian society forever. With unparalleled access and exclusive footage, this film looks at the real people behind their now famous colourful balaclavas.

Year: 2013
Genre: Documentaries, Music Capsule, Performing Arts, Art and Artists on Film, Art On Film, General Docos, Political Docos, Feminist Tendencies, Film Festivals 2013
Country: Russia, UK
Director: Mike Lerner, Maxim Pozdorovkin
Starring: Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Mariya Alyokhina, Ekaterina Samutsevich
Duration: 87 Minutes
Rating: M - Violence, offensive language and sex scenes
Subtitles: Yes
7/10
Location in store: Documentary (Art on Film)

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