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Ukraine Is Not a Brothel

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    Ukraine is Not a Brothel Director Kitty Green Documents Where Feminism and Self-Objectification Meet

    "I asked myself, 'How do I keep making this film if there's this kind of abusive patriarch at the helm?' I had to make a call: Do I just give up and go home because this isn't the film I thought it would be, or do I keep pursuing this and see where the girls go and see if they're ready to break free...

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    Hot Docs Review: 'Ukraine Is Not A Brothel'

    “The world sees our country as one big brothel. Tourists come here to find whores. We believe that we need to protest against this ... [so] the world sees Ukraine as a country where naked girls protest, not sell their bodies.” Those are the words of Sasha, the ostensible protagonist of Kitty Green’s...

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    SXSW Women Directors: Meet Kitty Green

    "I was arrested eight times during the making of the documentary. The Ukrainian police didn't scare me, as they were never sure what to do with an Australian citizen. During a trip to the neighboring Belarus, however, I was abducted by the KGB while shooting a FEMEN protest."

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