Prenosimo otvoreno pismo ruskih direktora fotografije koji se, usprkos mogućoj osobnoj pogibelji uslijed snažne cenzure u Ruskoj federaciji, jasno i glasno zalažu za prekid rata u Ukrajini, ne dvojeći niti za tren tko je krivac.
We, Russian cinematographers, demand a stop to military aggression against Ukraine, an immediate ceasefire, and a withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukrainian territory.
On February 22, 2022, Russia started a war with Ukraine. There is no geopolitical excuse, no goal of any kind that would justify taking human lives – don’t let propaganda convince you otherwise. The officially stated aims of this “operation” have nothing to do with reality: the war is being fought across all of Ukraine, people are being killed or forced to flee their homes and spend their nights in bomb shelters. What can possibly justify that? What greater purpose is worth the people of Kyiv learning to tell a Grad rocket from a Smerch rocket by the sound? No such purpose exists.
The so-called “military operation” will isolate Russia from the rest of the world for decades, expel it from the international cultural scene, lead to devastating consequences for its economy, and stain us and our children with deserved disgrace. We have not done enough to prevent this war, but we do not want it — and will not let it be waged in our name.
We demand that the war with Ukraine be stopped.
Marlen Butros Yusef
Lotos Soony Park