Femen's Topless 'Shock-Troops of Feminism'

A documentary and a new book look at a global movement of young activists 

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Femen is just a few years old but the feminist protest group has already generated plenty of press, a documentary, and now an Atlantic ebook by Jeffrey TaylerTopless Jihadis: Inside the World's Most Radical Feminist Movement is available here and you can read an excerpt, the story of a daring protest in Belarus here.

This short documentary by Tayler and Saraí Suárez, released a year ago, introduces the movement and its members. In part one, above, Femen's Ukrainian leader, Inna Shevchenko, describes the genesis of the group and its global spread. Part two of the film, below, discusses the motivation behind the group's controversial nude protests.

 

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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