Maria Kuvshinova reflects on the bar set by Ukrainian filmmaker Sentsov for measuring dignity. Sentsov recently went on a hunger strike demanding the release of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia, where he himself is serving a 20-year sentence.
Moritz Pfeifer locates Maciej Drygas' documentary on the self-immolation of Ryszard Siwiec at the beginning of what can be called the canonization of secret heroes, the rediscovery of political martyrs to construct identity-building historical narratives.
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