The Verkhovna Rada Committee on Humanitarian and Information Policy will call on the law enforcement authorities to verify the facts concerning the participation of young children in the filming of violence in the film by Ilya Khrzhanovsky “DAU. Degeneration. “
This was announced by the chairman of the committee Alexander Tkachenko (faction of the “Servant of the People” party) on Facebook.
“Discussed published images of child abuse in the film directed by Ilya Khrzhanovsky” DAU. Degeneration. “It’s a story” on the brink “, and the staff is astounding. Therefore, our committee decided to contact the police. We want to verify the facts of involving young children in types of shots. We also need to understand what harm this fact could do to children, “Tkachenko noted.
The deputy believes that any manifestation of inhuman cruelty, even in a work of art, can lead to the popularization of such actions.
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“We believe that the director cannot be linked to the activities of the Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial Center. Such acts of professional activity are contrary to the ideology of the center, which is to protect the universal values and the inadmissibility of all the violence that Babi Yar symbolizes, “said Tkachenko. .
According to him, the members of the committee sent the corresponding declaration to the directors general of the Babi Yar National Historical and Memorial Reserve and the Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial Charitable Foundation.
As Ukrinform reported, on April 22, law enforcement officials regarding the personnel posting of the film “Dau. Degeneration” recorded criminal proceedings for the torture, as well as the production or distribution of works which promote the cult of violence (part 2 of article 127, part 3 Article 300 of the Ukrainian Criminal Code). The preliminary investigation into criminal proceedings is being carried out by the Investigations Department of the General Directorate of the National Police of the region.
Russian director Ilya Khrzhanovsky became artistic director of the Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial Center in Kiev at the end of 2019.
The group worked on the film “Dow”, which was known before this scandal due to the long and unusual filming process and frank scenes of violence, for only about 15 years (5 years in Ukraine and 8 in London – post- production). The main shoots took place in Kharkov in 2008-2011. – The Moscow Secret Research Institute was built on the territory of the former Dynamo basin.
Since April 15, certain parts of the film have been made public on the network, after which the theme of the use of children in filming and their possible abuse has been raised.
Khrzhanovsky himself assured that the children on the set were not injured and that violence was not used against them.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru