Europe-wide support for Jailed Ukrainian Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov
With special screenings and symbolic “empty jury chairs” the film world across Europe shows solidarity with Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov. Four months ago, the director, who has been involved in supporting the Euro Maidan protests in Kiev and has opposed the annexation of Crimea by Russia, was arrested by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) in his house in Simferopol and brought to a Moscow prison where he is still detained and awaiting trial for “committing crimes of a terrorist nature”. Earlier this summer Movies that Matter signed a letter together with the Human Rights FIlm Network asking for the release of the jailed filmmaker. Read more.