Protest Has A Woman Face. Documentary / Exhibition by Julia Shalgalieva (St. Petersburg)
3 - 5 October 2018 @ PANDA Theater (im kleinen Hof der Kulturbrauerei)
The documentary project "The Protest Has a Woman Face" will tell the stories of eight women who oppose the authorities in Russia and / or are engaged in public activities.
They are united by the power of conviction and the city of Petersburg. They write posters, create fairy tales for political prisoners, provide legal assistance to detainees, attend peaceful rallies, uphold the right to same-sex love, work in the Public Monitoring Commission, train observation on elections, perpetuate the memory of repressed people and even push Duck to the presidency.
Protest in Russia is not only a male prerogative. Women defend civil rights and freedoms and bring the country closer to a brighter future. All of them are under the control of the police and other internal affairs agencies. The employees of the Center for Combating Extremism regularly open the cases against activists, including women. They are struggling with the system, at the risk of imprisonment.
The author of the project and essays is Yulia Shalgaliyeva. Artistic performance — Namida.