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Industry urged to support filmmakers at risk of political persecution

Industry urged to support filmmakers at risk of political persecution

Kirill Serebrennikov, Oleg Sentsov and Wanuri Kahn are just a few of the filmmakers who have been threatened, censored or blacklisted over the last two years.

Russian auteur Kirill Serebrennikov has been on trial in Russia, accused of embezzling. Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov is still in prison (where he is said recently to have completed a novel).

Director Alankrita Shrivastova was attacked by censors in India because her film, Lipstick Under My Burkha, initially banned in the country, was considered too “lady oriented.”

Wanuri Kahn’s Rafiki, the hit Kenyan drama screening in Iffr’s Voices, fell foul of the

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