The first feature film made entirely of YouTube videos. Sergey Astakhov is a gay man converted by Russian Church and state propaganda into an orthodox pro-Putin activist. Composed of terrifying Youtube videos some from Astahov’s blog, this documentary is the most radical insight into today’s Russia. ‘We must not give away our children to foreigners and homosexuals,’ says Sergey Astakhov. A few months prior to this pronouncement, Astahov himself confesses on camera that he is gay. We see him praising modern Moscow shopping malls, eulogizing on the pleasures of gay porn and drawing up all manner of lists – from his favorite songs to his illnesses. He considers his homosexuality one of the latter.
directed by: Oleg Mavromatti and Boryana Rossa producers: Boryana Rossa and Andrey Silvestrov
The screening is followed by a talk with philosopher Christian Ferencz-Flatz and film critic Andrei Rus.