Message From Sasha

A rare, intimate insight into Russia's legal clampdown on dissenters

Message From Sasha Sasha Skochilenko is an artist from St. Petersburg, Russia. She was the first to speak out against the 'special military operation' in Ukraine: she changed the price tags in a supermarket and put information about the war on them. Now Sasha is in prison, facing trial. Through the eyes of her friends Sonia and Lesha we witness the ongoing trial up close, exposing the absurdities and inhumanity of the Russian legal system,and the threats that the group of friends who support Sasha encounter in daily life. Over 18 months they await the final verdict. In November 2023, Sasha is sentenced to another 7 years imprisonment for her artistic rebellion.

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The Producers

Anna Rudikova - Director

Anna Rudikova was born in 1984 in Gelendzhik. She graduated from the Southern Federal University in Rostov-on-Don with a degree in TV journalism, and subsequently worked on Channel Five in St Petersburg. Anna is writer and host of the science project 'Made in Russia' and continued to study Film Direction with the St Petersburg Documentary Film Studio.

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