They are known around the world as the topless female activists who fight corrupt and patriarchal political systems. Their weapon of choice is their bodies–which they place front and center in protests around the streets of Kiev, where the group began, and all across Europe.Oksana Shachko is Femen’s creative backbone. As a teenager, her fascination with religious painting led her to consider entering a convent, but in the end she used her many talents to create Femen and devoted herself to a life of activism. With “I am Femen,” director Alain Margot paints a portrait of the bewitching and many-faceted Oksana, while also revealing the stories of the brave young women around her who put their bodies on the front line in the fight for justice and equality.
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