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    Lerner and Pozdorovkin's documentary Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer comes to DVD this November

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    Anyone who follows the news will have heard of a certain three woman Russian punk band who are fighting against the establishment. Well as of 25th November you'll be able to see a documentary about them by Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin, entitled Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer.

    Out on DVD courtesy of Independent Distribution, this features the three band members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich, comes with an 18 certificate, and extras include a question and answer session at Sheffield Doc/Fest. The recommended retail price will be £12.99.

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    Filmed over the course of six months, this film tells the incredible story of three young women: Nadia, Masha and Katia; members of the feminist art collective Pussy Riot who performed a 40 second "punk prayer" inside Russia's main cathedral. This performance led to their arrest on charges of religious hatred and culminated in a trial that has reverberated around the world and transformed the face of Russian society forever.

    Following the bizarre and intricate twists of the trial, we observe three young women fight back against a justice system that seems impervious to logic. From their family and friends we learn what transformed these women from political activists into modern day icons. As Nadia, Masha, and Katia defend their convictions from a cage inside the courtroom, those Pussy Riot members still at liberty plan new guerilla performances and cultivate a protest movement across the globe.

    Moving from farce to tragedy and back again, the film explores how political and religious forces contrived to make an example out of three young artists who dared to challenge the accepted norms of society. With Nadia, Masha, and Katia, Russia's ruling powers got more than they bargained for. Are you a ready for a Pussy Riot?

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