(23 Nov 2010)
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Kiev, Ukraine, February 7, 2010
1. Various Femen movement activists protesting against policy and voting practices at polling station carrying banners reading do not sell your vote!"
ORIGINAL 16:9 VIDEO
Kiev, Ukraine, November 22, 2010
2. Various Femen activists walking in Khreshatyk Street, Kiev
3. Wide shot Independence Square
4. Close Monument of Freedom
5. Various of newspaper and magazine coverage of protests
6. Various of Femen activists at their base, caf� Cupid
7. Wide shot Anna Hutsol, Femen movement leader talking
8. Cut away T-Shirt
9. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Anna Hutsol, Femen movement leader:
"We're protesting, we're tackling problems, we're fighting with the authorities, which always pressure us. We want to say, that for women to take part in protest is normal. When you're worried about something you should protest. Women should know that only together can we find a way. They should to be interested in problems of society, policy and not just housekeeping, shops, cosmetics and children."
10. Close Anna
11. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Anna Hutsol, Femen movement leader:
"We want to get across the message that women protesting in their underwear not prostitutes. Underwear is Femen. Women in their underwear means women protesting. It means that something is wrong in society."
12. Various Femen activists taking part in filming for Ukrainian boy band video
13. Wide shot exterior girl's apartment
14. Various activists inside apartment
15. Mid shot activist taking down placards used in a previous protest about visas.
16. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Alexandra Shevchenko, Femen movement activist:
"We realised that we had to take action. That we should take more of an aggressive stance. For women to show off their breasts is an important act. There is a mental barrier. I'm not really happy with my own breasts beauty and size. It was very hard for me to take a part in a topless protest for the first time."
17. Cutaway hands
18. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Alexandra Shevchenko, Femen movement activist:
"If we have no power over the authorities, we can't achieve any results. This two and a half years of action shows that the authorities do not like our point of view."
4:3 ORIGINAL PILLARBOXED
Independence Square, Kiev, Ukraine, June 3, 2010
19. Various activists protesting about pressure from the media. Girls beat journalists in dressed in police riot gear.
A group of young, female activists is gaining popularity in the Ukraine for staging topless protests that involve sexually charged gestures, obscene slogans and scuffles with security guards and police.
They say they are standing up for women's rights.
But critics say they're just seeking fame and undermining the feminist cause.
Women should stand up for their rights - and the best way to do it is to protest topless. That's the message from the Kiev based activist group, Femen.
The group have been campaigning for more than two years, but came to the spotlight in February this year when they flashed their almost bare breasts in front of scores of photo and television cameras at a polling station where future President Viktor Yanukovych was expected to cast his ballot in the presidential elections.
The activists, slender, long-legged beauties with traditional Ukrainian flower wreaths in their hair, say they are promoting women's rights and fighting for democracy.
The leader of the group is 26-year old Anna Hutsul.
An economist by training and a former show business manager, Hutsul moved to Kiev from a provincial city in western Ukraine.
Nonetheless, she says women sometimes need to show their breasts for ideological reasons.
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