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Pussy Riot to attend Bergen film festival

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Pussy Riot to attend Bergen film festival
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova Photo: Bergen International Film Festival website
16:33 CET+01:00
Two members of Pussy Riot, the Russian feminist punk rock outfit, are to speak at the Bergen International Film Festival about 'Pussy vs Putin', a documentary about their political struggle.
Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were released from a Russian prison just before Christmas after serving a two-year sentence for mounting an anti-Putin protest in Moscow's main Russian Orthodox Cathedral. 
 
"The filmmakers have followed us from the very start. They are critical in the development of our political and aesthetic expressions," the two women said in an email to the festival organizers. "This film is unique." 
 
Anders Beyer, the director of the festival, said that Pussy Riot's story fitted well with this year's theme. 
 
"This year is the anniversary of the constitution, and the festival wants to highlight this by discussing democracy and identity," he said.  
 
'Pussy vs Putin' is made by  Gogol's Wives Productions. 
 
When the two activists are in Norway, they want to talk about his new project 'Zona Prava', and plan a trip to Oslo where they will visit some of Norway's prisons.
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