Pussy Riot Documentary in Production

Pussy Riot Documentary in Production

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The controversial Russian punk band Pussy Riot has taken a starring role in a new 90-minute documentary film titled Looking For Kleptocracy, in which an unlikely group of filmmakers and journalists are sent on an outlandish mission to uncover a mafia controlled government in a former Soviet bloc country. The assignment quickly unravels into more than they bargained for.

The film is being written and directed by Kevin Booth and Christopher Barrett, and being produced by Kevin Booth, Christopher Barrett, Trae Booth, Taylor Barrett and Paul Thomas.

“When communism fell, a long list of countries, including Bulgaria, were caught in a hopeless state of reinvention.  As a filmmaker, I found that making the connection between the current mafia-controlled government and the regime of Vladimir Putin a tricky task,” said Booth.

Booth continued, “As a former professional hard rock bass player, Russian rock bands always seemed like a joke. That was until I watched the HBO documentary called ‘Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer.’ It took balls of steel to do what the [all-female] Russian punk band did. It resulted in Vladimir Putin sending two of the members to a forced labor prison camp for two years. When the leader of Pussy Riot, Nadia Tolokonnikova, accepted our invitation to come to Bulgaria, we knew that we had a chance to create something special.”

The film is being shot in Bulgaria, Turkey, Russia, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Miami