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Women's Resources Center (703 S. Wright St., 2nd Floor, Champaign)
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) and the Women's Resources Center
Three young women face seven years in a Russian prison for a satirical performance in a Moscow cathedral. But who is really on trial in a case that has gripped the nation and the world beyond three young artists or the society they live in? Filmed over the course of six months, this film tells the incredible story of three young women: Nadia, Masha and Katia. As members of the feminist art collective Pussy Riot, they performed a 40 second "punk prayer" inside Russia's main cathedral. This performance led to their arrest on charges of religious hatred and culminated in a trial that has reverberated around the world and transformed the face of Russian society forever. A discussion led by REEEC Associate Director Alisha Kirchoff and Rachel Storm, Program Coordinator of the Women's Resource Center, will follow the screening.