Cinema Politica @ The Bloor is back on Tuesday, October 7 with the Toronto premiere of a documentary that looks at one of the most controversial activist groups in the world - Femen. Join us next month when we screen this new documentary on the Ukrainian group and host a discussion on LGTBQ and feminist activism in that part of the world, led by York professor Marusya Bociurkiw.
I AM FEMEN
A doc that chronicles the radical politics and controversial direct actions of Ukrainian feminists Femen.
Alain Margot / Switzerland / 2014 / 95 ' / Ukrainian and Russian with English s.t.
WHAT: Toronto premiere screening of I AM FEMEN with guest speaker Marusya Bociurkiw
WHERE: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
WHEN: Tuesday, October 7, 6:30 p.m.
COST: Suggested donation $2-10
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook
SYNOPSIS: Oxana is a woman, a fighter, an artist. As a teenager, her passion for iconography almost inspires her to join a convent, but in the end she decides to devote her talents to the Femen movement. With Anna, Inna and Sasha, she founds the famous feminist group which protests against the regime and which will see her leave her homeland, Ukraine, and travel all over Europe. Driven by a creative zeal and a desire to change the world, Oxana allows us a glimpse into her world and her personality, which is as unassuming, mesmerising and vibrant as her passionate artworks.
With “I am FEMEN,” the Swiss director Alain Margot paints the portrait of a bewitching and many-faceted persona, while also revealing the stories of the brave young women who have fought for freedom of speech and democracy.
For more information including the trailer and full synopsis click here.
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