Ukraine Is Not A Brothel

Ukraine has been in the news a lot lately in relation to its “pawn-like” status in the geopolitical chessboard of Europe. This 2013 documentary by Kitty Green predates the political upheaval that started last winter, but it packs an equally potent punch. The subject is a group of women activists under the banner Femen who agitate against patriarchal forces that remain in pretty firm control of their country — leading to the oppression and exploitation of women.

Ukraine Is Not A BrothelĀ screens at the RPL Theatre Thursday Aug. 28 and Saturday Aug. 30 at 9 p.m. and Friday Aug. 29 and Sunday Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. Here’s the trailer:

Author: Gregory Beatty

Greg Beatty is a crime-fighting shapeshifter who hatched from a mutagenic egg many decades ago. He likes sunny days, puppies and antique shoes. His favourite colour is not visible to your inferior human eyes. He refuses to write a bio for this website and if that means Whitworth writes one for him, so be it.