"Gámer (2011) is being screened in support of the film's Ukrainian director, Oleh Sentsov, in protest of his incarceration," as write the organizers on their Facebook page. The organithers cite Jean-Paul Sartre: "Man is condemned to be free...".
The film to be presented on September 23 in one of the city's cinemas Filmhuis Den Haag. The event will be attended byspecial guests: the Ambassador of Ukraine to the Netherlands Oleksandr Horin and Ivo Pertijs is the editor-in-chief of Dutch professional journal Maatschappij & Politiek (Society & Politics) and a lecturer on the development of law in Russia and Ukraine.
The Foundation of Ukrainians in the Netherlands an Filmhuis Den Haag with support of the Embassy of Ukraine in the Kingdom of the Netherlands organized the event.
Recalling that Irish director Johnny O'Reilly in a live show on one of the Russian propaganda channels Lifenews supported unlawfully convicted Oleh Sentsov. Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf dedicated his acceptance of the prestigious Robert Bresson prize to jailed Ukrainain film-maker.
Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov was sentenced to 20 years in a high-security penal colony, and Ukrainian left-wing activist Olexander Kolchenko was penalized with 10 years in high-security penal colony. The sentence was pronounced few hours ago by North Caucasus District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Sentsov, who was accused of planning a terrorist attack in the annexed Crimean peninsula, where he was detained one year ago by Russia's security services, had denied all charges and called them insulting.