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Tomorrow but not today

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‘Tomorrow’ is a new Russian documentary about a collective of activists, artists and performers called Voina who are opposed to the current Russian administration.

Andrey Gryazev, the director said: “This film is not so much about contemporary art in Russia, even though that’s the subject. It’s more like a study of civil society and its situation in Russia today. It’s about the country generally and about the attempts in the country to form and shape democracy and shape an environment for the expression of personal opinions – both about those in power and about society in general.”

The film parallels the Pussy Riot case. Andrey Gryazev said: “In fact the same kind of Pussy Riot in jail scenario could be applied to the people I show in my film. In fact they were arrested but they were released from this preliminary detention. But the authorities did not repeat this mistake with Pussy Riot, they were never released. All the actions of these artists, they are basically the same type and the same script as Pussy Riot, so basically they run the same risk. The same kind of measures could be applied to them.”

Andrey Gryazev added: “I can’t say whether global interest helps and to what extent, either to Voina or to Pussy Riot, but it’s obvious that any support and any attention confirms that we are on the right path.”