Femen - God is a Woman

Take part in the completion of the film and help finance the trip of the FEMEN for the first screenings in cinema theatres of the documentary film Femen – God is a Woman!

The true colors of the Femen

By winning the Femen’s confidence, director Alain Margot obtained exclusive pictures of these women and thus brought back images and testimonies that were unknown of the general public till now.

Widely covered by the medias, the Femen feminist movement, founded in Ukraine several years ago, struggles for the respect of women’s rights and against sexual tourism which is their country’s first advertisement. They also firmly condemn the corrupted oligarchs and their president. Today, these activists see further and aspire to an international Femen movement for a political revolution and the establishment of a true democracy in their country.

Their weapons? Their bodies!

Naked breasts and fists clasped, they defend their ideals like no one else before. May they be loved or hated, supported or misunderstood, the Femen bedazzle the crowds with their provoking and vanguard actions.

Who are these women?

Where do they come from?

How did their movement start?

What do their relatives think of all this?

All of these questions find answers in Femen-God is a Woman, a poignant film that attempts to picture authentically, and reveal, this new kind of activists.

Why do we need a platform seeking outside funding?

We are now entering the postproduction of the film and are looking for more support to help us complete our budget. But, more important: we ask for your help in order to make these debate/meetings possible with the Femen, who have already agreed on following the film for the swiss premieres.

Every contribution counts! Spread this news as largely as possible around you and help us make this exceptional experience come true.

The film protagonists

Anna Hustol, president and eminence grise of the group.

Oksana Shachko, co-founder and artist of the movement, she signs the visual identity of the Femen.

Sacha Shevchenko, muse of the group, she aims to go in politics.

Inna Shevchenko researched runaway by the secret services for cutting a cross in the center of Kiev to support the Pussy Riot.

Project Status

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This project ended successfully on 2012-10-04 11:00!

Rewards

CHF
5.-
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Welcome!!! You are now involved in the documentary film on the FEMEN!!! Your name will be listed on our facebbok wall. Please receive our iboundless gratitude for your help and support!
CHF
20.-
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More than involved in the making of the film, you will receive a signed photo by Inna, Sacha, Oxana and Anna, founding members of the movement and protagonists of the film.
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50.-
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181 / 200 available
Previous rewards plus you will receive a numbered photo (limited edition), A4 paper format, color, of the founding members of the Femen movement by Alain Margot and an invitation to the film’s premiere (transportation not included).
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100.-
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Previous rewards plus your name will be listed in the thanks credits of the film and on our special Facebook page as a specific contributor. You will also receive the original Femen T-shirt.
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500.-
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Previous rewards plus your name will be credited in the film as a sponsor and on our special Facebook page as an exceptional contributor. You will receive a limited edition of the DVD. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to appear in this special edition if you wish to be filmed by the director Alain Margot during the film’s premiere.
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1’000.-
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0 / 10 available
For any pledge between 1000 and 5000 Swiss Francs: You will receive the above-mentioned, additionally you will be invited for the film’s premiere along with a typical Ukranian meal with the whole film crew (with the Femen, subject to their presence; transportation not inculded). Per each further 1000 Swiss Francs an additional person will be invited.
Pledged without rewards:
CHF 375.-

About the Initiators

Productrice, directrice de production
CARAVEL production Sàrl est une société basée à Lausanne en Suisse. Elle a pour but de développer et produire des films de fictions, des documentaires et des films d’animation pour le cinéma et la télévision.

Sociologue de formation, CAROLINE VELAN a mené des recherches en sociologie et en anthropologie avant de se consacrer au cinéma. Elle a travaillé sur de nombreuses productions pour des sociétés suisses ou internationales en tant que régisseuse, directrice de production et productrice exécutive, en particulier: Syriana de Stephen Gaghan, Paul s’en va de Alain Tanner, Agents secrets de Frédéric Schoendoerffer, Aime ton père de Jacob Berger.

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CARAVEL production Sàrl is a production company based in Lausanne, Switzerland. It’s aim is to develop and produce feature films, documentaries and animated feature films for cinema and TV.
Sociologist by training, CAROLINE VELAN has conducted sociological and anthropological researches before moving on to the film world. She worked on a number of film productions for several Swiss and international production companies as a location manager, director’s assistant and production manager. In particular: Syriana by Stephen Gaghan, Paul s’en va by Alain Tanner, Agents secrets by Frédéric Schoendoerffer, Aime ton père by Jacob Berger.
Over the years, she specialized in the production of films for cinema and television.

Cinéaste, réalisateur et photographe.

Ancien diplômé des Beaux Arts de Lausanne, ce résident de la Chaux-de-Fonds s'est notamment fait connaître sous le nom de Rakam le Gum en participant en 1988 à l'émission Grand Raid / Le Cap-Terre de Feu, une émission TV francophone qui l'emmena aux quatre coins du monde et lui fit vivre de mutliples aventures, caméra au poing.

En 1989, il fonde la société de production Mellina Films avec la scénariste et écrivain Emmanuelle Delle Piane et travaille régulièrement pour la Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) et, en particulier, pour l’émission Temps Présent.

Auteur de clips musicaux, films de danse, performances artistiques et d'une dizaines de courts et longs métrages (fictions et documentaires) sélectionnés dans des festivals internationaux, ce cadreur hors pair, formé à l'école de la Bolex (sa première caméra d'enfance), est avant tout un cinéaste qui explore les chemins de traverse.
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Alain Margot lives and works in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Born on the 21th December 1959 in Sainte-Croix (VD, Switzerland), he graduated from Lausanne Fine Arts School. He then made Super 8 experimental films, before receiving in 1988 the Grand Prize of the « Grand Raid – Le Cap-Terre-de-Feu », a show of the French speaking televisions that lead him around the world.
In 1989, he founds Mellina Films, a film production company, with Emmanuelle Delle Piane, author and scriptwriter. He regularly works for the Swiss Television (RTS) and for the important reporting show “Temps Présent”. He is the author of a dozen of short and feature films selected in several international festivals. Director of music video clips, fiction and documentary films, dance films, artistic performances, Alain Margot is above all a movie director. This picture maker, ultra-creative, is an artist who explores sideways, an outstanding cameraman trained with a Bolex, his first camera as a child.