AM I NOT A CITIZEN? – BARBARISM, CIVIC AWAKENING AND THE CITY
2012 Amnesty Award
How far would you go to bring about a revolution? This documentary is about people who thrive in the present, hoping to foment revolution tomorrow. Filmmaker Andrey Gryazev follows Voina (War), an anarchist art group in Russia, capturing the members´ personal and political lives. By day, they live as a commune: sharing an apartment, roaming the streets to shoplift, dumpster diving for food and supplies, and lovingly raising Kasper, the two-year-old boy of the commune´s founding couple. By night, they carry out provocative political art performances across Moscow (including tipping over a police car) directed against authority, state power, law enforcement, and bourgeois society. The film shows the unsettling consequences of the group´s actions, including the arrest and prosecution of its members and young Kasper´s exposure to police violence.