Festosium: Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

Video still from Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, by Maxim Pozdorovkin and Mike Lerner

MDOCS Storytellers' Institute Festosium kicks off with of with a screening of Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer followed by a discussion with director Maxim Pozdorovkin. The film, shortlisted for a 2014 Academy Award, follows the court cases on the Russian feminist/anti-Putinist punk-rock protest group Pussy Riot.

Festosium ™ (n). A gathering that combines the best elements of a festival to showcase and a symposium to bring together a small group of scholars and artists to engage with intellectual and creative work.

MDOCS’ inaugural festosium will be held June 9-12, 2016, with filmmakers, audio creators, visual artists, and virtual reality designers presenting recent documentary work that interrogates the division between fact and fiction, truth and reality.

All events are hosted at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum on the Skidmore College campus. Everything is free and open to the public.

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