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network 10/03/2014 - 12:00PM

CP-supported CHILDREN 404 to premiere at HotDocs 2014

Cinema Politica is thrilled to announce that CHILDREN 404, the Russian documentary on LGBTQ young people struggling under Putin’s anti-gay legislation whose Indiegogo campaign we spearheaded in the fall of 2013, has been scheduled to premiere in the Special Presentations program of HotDocs Canadian International Documentary Fesitval 2014. Congratulations to filmmakers Askold Kurov and Pavel Loparev – we look forward to seeing you in Toronto this spring!

After being contacted by the filmmakers last fall, Cinema Politica co-founders Svetla Turnin and Ezra Winton, along with CP Board Member and Concordia University Research Chair in Sexual Representation and in Documentary Thomas Waugh and his colleague Ryan Conrad, launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise essential funds for this project, whose financing would have been not only impossible, but illegal within the Russian federation. We eventually surpassed our goal and were able to raise $11,575 USD towards the making of CHILDREN 404.

The Cinema Politica Network will be actively promoting CHILDREN 404’s premiere and we hope that those of you in Toronto will be able to attend! We extend our congratulations once again to the courageous and inspiring filmmakers behind CHILDREN 404 and look forward to keeping you posted on upcoming screenings of the film.