Protests take many forms across the world. They can involve marches and sick outs. In the Ukraine, women have been protesting their treatment by going topless. Ukraine Is Not a Brothel explores the women who are standing up for themselves by stripping down. The documentary becomes available March 8th on Digital HD. Here’s the press release from Magnolia Home Entertainment:
Winner of the AACTA Award for Best Feature Length Documentary, Ukraine Is Not A Brothel is the first look into ‘Femen,’ Ukraine’s Topless Feminist Movement, which has ignited the interest of press across Europe.
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 to disrupt this perception and agitate against these brutal patriarchal forces. Now, for the first time, Ukraine Is Not A Brothel offers an intimate glimpse into the world’s most provocative feminist organization. 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 come to terms with the sometimes contradictory forces and motives that powered their movement’s rise to international prominence.
Street Date: March 8, 2016
Running Time: 78 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
Here’s the NSFW trailer:
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