Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

A film by Maxim Pozdorovkin and Mike Lerner
Feature Documentary – 2013

Filmed over the course of six months, this film tells the incredible story of three young women: Nadia, Masha, and Katia. As members of the feminist art collective Pussy Riot, they performed a 40-second 'punk prayer' inside Russia's main cathedral. This performance led to their arrest on charges of religious hatred and culminated in a trial that has reverberated around the world and transformed the face of Russian society forever.

With unparalleled access and exclusive footage, this film looks at the real people behind their now famous colorful balaclavas. From their family and friends we learn what transformed these women from political activists into modern-day icons. As Nadia, Masha, and Katia defend their convictions from a cage inside the courtroom, those Pussy Riot members still at liberty plan new guerilla performances and cultivate a protest movement across the globe.