The Trial: The State of Russia versus Oleg Sentsov

Tuesday 26 March 2019, 20:00 hrs
Location: Movies that Matter Festival, Theater aan het Spui, Spui 187, The Hague
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Language spoken: English

This evening is part of Hybrid Peace by Visual Culture Research Center (Kyiv, Ukraine).

Screening of The Trial: The State of Russia versus Oleg Sentsov + debate in the framework of the presentation of the Sakharov Prize to Oleg Sentsov with the participation of Askold Kurov (Russia), Natalia Kaplan (Ukraine), Jos Stelling (the Netherlands), and Vasyl Cherepanyn (Ukraine).

The Trial: The State of Russia versus Oleg Sentsov is a documentary about Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov, who was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for terrorism and arms trafficking. The film follows the trial of Sentsov in a courtroom in Rostov-on-Don. He is charged with leading an anti-Russian terrorist movement and planning terrorist attacks on Russian infrastructure and monuments, because he was against the annexation of Crimea by the Russian State.

About the Sakharov Prize
Awarded for the first time in 1988 to Nelson Mandela and Anatoli Marchenko, the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought is the highest tribute paid to human rights work by the European Parliament. In 2018 the 31st edition of the prize went to the Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov.

Hybrid Peace emblem by Uliana Bychenkova, animation by Oleksiy Romanenko (Ukraine)