Ukraine Is Not A Brothel

Director Kitty Green
Genre Documentary
Runtime 78 minutes
Country of Origin Australia/Ukraine
Language Ukrainian, Russian
Supplier Cinephil
Festivals/Awards Official Selection - IDFA 2013
Release Date In theatres on May 16, 2014


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 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 confront the perverse and contradictory forces that power their own 'titillating' feminist organization.

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“While Ukraine is Not a Brothel at first appears to be a straightforward explanatory documentary, the story quickly becomes very complicated.” - Pretty Clever Films

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