|Music:||Jed Palmer, Zoe Barry|
|Production:||Noise and Light|
|Producers:||Kitty Green, Jonathan Auf der Heide, Michael Latham|
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80' / 2013 / Australia, Ukraine
English and spanish subtitled
Audience vote 7.73
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 in order to disrupt this perception and agitate these brutal patriarchal forces. Now, for the first time, 'Ukraine Is Not A Brothel' offers an intimate glimpse inside the world's most provocative feminist organisation. 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 confront the perverse and contradictory forces that power their own 'titillating' feminist organisation.
Venice Film Festival / IDFA / Hot Docs/ SXSW Film Festival / London BFI Film Festival
Kitty Green is a graduate of the VCA School of Film and TV. Her short films have screened at festivals internationally. After graduating, Kitty worked for ABC’s ‘Art Nation’, producing documentary content for national broadcast. Kitty spent a year in her mother’s native Ukraine shooting with the topless feminist movement ‘Femen’. Her abduction by the KGB made headlines across the globe. Her feature documentary, ‘Ukraine Is Not A Brothel’ premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September 2013, was nominated for the Grierson Trust award at the London BFI Film Festival, and will screen at IDFA as part of the ‘Best of the Fests’ program.
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