Lenta ru: No Chechnya Film Festival in Moscow
- http://www.lenta.ru/vojna/2003/10/01/fest/ (my quick tr.)
Cinema center [Kinocenter] refused to carry out the festival of
documentary films about Chechnya
Moscow festival of documentary films about Chechnya, which supposed
to take place in the Cinema Center at Krasnaya Presnya from the
second to the fourth of October won't take place. This was announced
by the organizers of festival in their press-release which was sent
to the editorial staff of Lenta.Ru.
According to them, the Cinema center's management informed them about
breaking [by them] of the contract on lease of the [audience] hall to
watch these films. The organizers assert, that the Cinema Center's
management already before turned to them with its request to remove
several movies, which contain criticism addressed at the FSB.
First of all, this concerns movies: "Terror in Moscow" about the
terrorist act in Nord-Ost, "[Assassination] attempt on Russia" about
the explosions of houses in 1999 and "Babitsky's war" about the fate
of Russian journalist.
In the interview with "Ekho Moskvy" radio station, one of the
organizers of this festival, director of the Sakharov Museum Yuri
Samodurov stated, that in his opinion, the FSB put pressure on the
management of the Cinema Center.