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School of Protest

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A collaborative work made by 10 former students, Winter, Go Away! is one of the most exciting documentaries to come out of Russia in recent years. Taught by Marina Razbezhkina, producer and guiding force, graduates of the School of Documentary Film and Documentary Theatre in Moscow grappled with 1,000 hours of footage and a set of restrictive dictums — the institute bans the term “artist” as well as the use of interviews and talking heads — to create a mosaic-like depiction of the 2011 Moscow winter protests. It’s just one of several fascinating collaborative films to emerge from a slowly […]

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