Film about Ukrainian prisoner Sentsov is freely available

Source : 112 Ukraine

The movie will be available until July 31
12:21, 31 May 2018

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The documentary 'Process' about the case of Ukrainian movie director Oleg Sentsov filmed by Russian moviemaker Askold Kurov is available to the public.

The film tells about the court over Sentsov and attempts of his family, friends and lawyers to release him. The name of the movie 'Process' refers to Kafka's absurd, showing that any person can become the victim of the bureaucracy in the totalitarian state.

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It will be shown at the charity public showings and will be freely available until July 31. It is necessary to fill the form to hold the showing of the movie.

Also, it will be possible to watch movie online for a token price – one euro, since June 1. All money will be passed to Sentsov's family.

The world movie premiere took place in out-of-competition at the 67th Berlin Film Festival. It was organized along with European Film Academy that urges to release Sentsov for three years.

Related: Ukraine's ombudswoman asks ICRC to check respect for rights of political prisoners in Russia

As it is known, Ukrainian movie director Oleg Sentsov and Crimean activist Oleksandr Kolchenko were detained by the Russian FSB in the annexed Crimea. Both were taken to Russia. Sentsov was charged with preparing a terrorist act in Crimea and sentenced to 20 years in the high-security penal colony. Kolchenko was sentenced to ten-years-long imprisonment.

Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov has announced a hunger strike on May 14. This way, he demands that all Ukrainians detained in Russia and annexed Crimea be released. Sentsov said he was ready to die if the requirements were not fulfilled.

Related: Sentsov case: Sister, doctor ask Ukraine's political prisoner to stop hunger strike

June 1-2, international campaign #SaveOlegSentsov to be held in different cities around the world. The organizers say that these days they "will give a red card to the regime of Putin," who illegally keeps people behind the bars.

At the moment, 54 cities are on the participants’ list. Among them are the capitals of Germany, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, France, the United Arab Emirates, Poland, Belgium, Hungary, Czech Republic, Kuwait, Britain, USA, Portugal, and Austria.

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