Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot

a punk prayer

DVD - 2014 | Russian
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Founded in 2011 after Vladimir Putin was given a third term as Russian president, Pussy Riot is an anonymous feminist art collective/punk band based in Moscow. The group's protest inside the cathedral was intended to protest Putin's union of church and state. On Feb. 21, 2012 they participated in a 40-second "punk prayer protest" on the altar of Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral before being detained. Arrested and tried for trespassing, wearing "inappropriate" sleeveless dresses and disrupting social order, Nadia, Masha, and Katia were accused of religious hatred in a trial that reverberated around the world and transformed the face of Russian society.
Publisher: [United States] : Docuramafilms, [2014]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 88 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm
digital, optical, surround, rda
DVD video, NTSC, rda
video file, DVD video, rda
Alternative Title: Punk prayer [dvd]


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Jun 04, 2015

As far as documentaries go, this one was pretty one-sided. The subjects were called mostly by their first names alone, which made them more sympathetic to the viewers. There are other examples of how the documentary makers tried to sway the audience's opinion. I don't necessarily disagree with these sympathies, but there should be more than one side represented. This felt more like an activist film, rather than a professional documentary.

Mar 15, 2015

This is a 2013 Russian-British documentary directed by Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin.
The film follows the court cases on the Russian feminist & anti-Putinist punk-rock protest group Pussy Riot.
The footage of the court proceedings and interviews with the families of the band members reveals how the world media influences Putin's mind.
The trial and sentence attracted considerable criticism, particularly in the West.
The case was adopted by human rights groups including Amnesty International, which designated the women prisoners of conscience, and by a wide range of musicians including Madonna, Sting, and Yoko Ono.
Public opinion in Russia was generally less sympathetic towards the women.
Putin stated that the band had "undermined the moral foundations" of the nation and "got what they asked for".
Apparently, however, Putin is quite concerned about how the world media reacts to the court proceedings.
It is a thought-provoking documentary in terms of how the world media influences the mind of a power-hungry leader like Putin.

Mar 05, 2015

Not knowing much about Russian politics this is a great movie about expression of opinion. Definitely watch this along with, "Putin's Way."

aaa5756 May 15, 2014

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year.


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aaa5756 May 15, 2014

"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act."- George Orwell

aaa5756 May 15, 2014

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

aaa5756 May 15, 2014

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
― Victor Hugo

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Jun 04, 2015

lsmir thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

Apr 25, 2014

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aaa5756 May 15, 2014

“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a
Monster – And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you,” - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche


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Apr 25, 2014

Sexual Content: Contains nudity, full on sexual intercourse, and women kissing. You may not want your kid to see it.

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