Venice Film Festival: New movie reveals man behind Femen topless activists
VENICE, Veneto (AFP) - A new documentary about the Femen topless activists shown in Venice on Wednesday reveals a little-known detail - their feminist group was founded by a man.
The film explores the internal divisions within the Ukrainian group over the guru-like and secretive figure of Victor Svyatski, who is no longer a member.
Femen have drawn attention worldwide with nude stunts targeting a range of political and religious figures, including Silvio Berlusconi and Vladimir Putin.
Ukraine Is Not A Brothel by Australia's Kitty Green screened at the Venice film festival just days after the women's power organisation announced it was leaving Ukraine because of police intimidation.