Pussy Riot in the race for an Oscar

Pussy-Riot
Photo (c) Igor Mukhin

A documentary about Pussy Riot is in the race for an Oscar in the categorie ‘Best Documentary’. ‘Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer’ is one of 147 submitted documentaries, 15 of which are on a so-called. The winner will be one of these 15. ‘Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer’ is directed by Mike Lerner and shows Pussy Riot during their protest against Vladimir Putin’s control of Russia with their imprisonment as a result.

14 other documentaries on the shortlist are: ’20 Feet From Stardom’, ‘The Act of Killing’, ‘The Armstrong Lie’, ‘Blackfish’, ‘The Crash Reel’, ‘Cutie and the Boxer’, ‘Dirty Wars’, ‘First Cousin Once Removed’, ‘God Loves Uganda’, ‘Life According to Sam’, ‘The Square’, ‘Stories We Tell’ and ‘Tim’s Vermeer’.  The official nominees will be announced on January 16th and presented on March 2nd.