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Pussy Riot, the Russian feminist, strikes again with “Police State”.

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After about a year since Pussy Riot released “Make America great again”, the Russian feminist art collective strikes again. On November 8th, they dropped a new song and video called “Police State”, an important day since it’s the anniversary of both Russian Revolution and 2016 presidential election.

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The video, directed by Matt Creed, presents Chloë Sevigny who plays baton-wielding policewoman breaking up small groups of masked women and children, hitting toys and teddy bears while a ballet dancer elegantly sways in the background.
Kids dressed up as with the collective famous masks are tied up in chairs, forced to watch the world burning, crashing and falling apart under the guise of its leaderships.
We can also see Pussy Riot’s member Nadya Tolokonnikova captured and unmasked by Sevigny.

All these elements are mixed up in a visual video that perfecly depicts the actual political situation.Nadia released a lenghty statement that accompanied the video saying “Actions are more important than opinions and comments. It’s crucial to build alternative institutions, establish alternative power structures and networks”.

Se continues “We’re more than atoms, separated and frightened by TV and mutual distrust, hidden in the cells of our houses behind screens, venting anger and resentment at ourselves and others. If you have to point at an enemy, our greatest enemy is apathy. We’d be able to achieve fantastic results if we were not trapped by the idea that nothing can be changed”.

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