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: