Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
8th February, 2016
The film “Masks of the revolution” will be shown on French Canal+ for a third time, according to “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”, citing the production company Premieres Lignes. This step will be chosen by the direction of TV channel because of the unprecedented stir caused by the film within audience.
Because Canal+ is a paid service available only to subscribers, many French people were recording the film on DVDs and other media to give it to friends and acquaintances afterwards, the newspaper writes.
The second screening of the film by Paul Moreira took place yesterday, February 7th, the third is scheduled for 14th of the current month. The management of Canal+ did not hesitate in the face of a stream of destructive criticism that was aimed at the Director.
“The fact that Paul Moreira was the target of an aggressive and politically correct audience because of his effective documentary, is no surprise. Those who have the courage to express a point of view about Russia or the conflict in Ukraine, other than what is generally accepted, are systematically defamed. Moreira said that, for example, it has long been known that the difference is that his movie dared to appear on an important national TV channel. And this is a good news”, – commented the French political scientist Philip Migo.
As a reminder, earlier, human rights activists from the Moscow Bureau on human rights decided to give the authors of the film “Masks of the revolution” a prize “For courage and professionalism”, but the Ukrainian authorities intend to sue Canal+ due to the failure of TV to remove the film from the air.