MOVIE COVERS TWO-YEAR ORDEAL OF PUSSY RIOT
Pussy Riot – The Movement documents the nearly two-year imprisonment of the women of Pussy Riot. Russian President Vladimir Putin blinked, or he decided he needed some positive public relations prior to the Sochi Olympic Games due to begin February 7, 2014. An amnesty bill was passed by the Russian parliament and Nadia Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina were released.
The women were ripped from the punk rock political scene for a performance in Moscow’s main cathedral. They asked “Mary, Mother of God to rid Russia of Putin and were sentenced to two years in prison under questionable circumstances in March 2012. An international outcry followed, and they became of symbol of lack of freedoms in Russia.
Pussy Riot – The Movement includes the Pussy Riot prison interviews, the appeals, the hunger strikes and the demonstrations by the opposition that turned violent from police beatings. The movie’s release is scheduled for March 2014 at the latest.
Actress Daryl Hannah narrates the movie. VMI Worldwide is handling distribution of Pussy Riot – The Movement. VMI President, Andre Relis said, “We’re thrilled to represent such a timely and important piece of work that engages its audience so effectively. Documentaries like Free Pussy Riot are not only brave but also are necessary in a world in which abuses of power are rampant, and the watchdogs are all too often silenced.”
A portion of the proceeds will support the legal fund for the women.
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