Magazine article Screen International

Pussy Riot Headed for Rotterdam

Magazine article Screen International

Pussy Riot Headed for Rotterdam

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Russian punk rock protest group to preview latest film and take to the stage at IFFR.

International Film Festival Rotterdam (Jan 21 - Feb 1) is to host Russian political activists Pussy Riot next week.

Two members of the punk rock group, Nadya Tolokonikova and Masha Alyokhina, will talk to IFFR Late Night host Tom Barman about their ideals, action and future plans. Translator and Pussy Riot member Petya Verzilov will join the conversation, which will take place at 1pm on Jan 28 at the Oude Luxor Theatre.

Tolokonikova and Alyokhina were two out of three members of Pussy Riot who were imprisoned in 2012 after staging a performance in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, protesting the re-election of President Putin and the links between church and state in Russia. Sentenced to two years in a prison camp, they were released in December 2013. …

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