28. Juni 2018

BVR - German Directors Guild, VDD - German Screenwriters Guild, BFFS - German Actors Guild, DAF - German Television Academy and BVK - German Society of Cinematographers ask for the release of Oleg Sentsov

Oleg Sentsov´s hunger strike

 

 

 

 

 

 

                     

                             

Consular Section of the Embassy

the Russian Federation

His Excellency

Unter den Linden 63-65

10117 Berlin

 

Berlin, June 28th, 2018

 

Dear Mr. Ambassador,

our organisation represents the Film- and TV- Directors in Germany. We write to call for the immediate release of our colleague, Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov, who is serving a 20 year sentence in a maximumsecurity prison on charges of terrorism. We are very concerned about the fate of our collegue, as he has been on a hunger strike since May. The only „crime“ of Oleg Sentsov consists in our opinion in his mere determination to exercise his legitimate and legal right to protest against Russia’s occupation of Crimea.

On June 15th 2018, the majority of the European Parliament voted in favor of the demand that the Russian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Oleg Sentsov and more than 70 other imprisoned Ukrainian citizens. We fully support this request of the European
Parliament.

The state of health of Oleg Sentsov has deteriorated rapidly since May and in the mean time has become life threatening. The eyes of our members are on Russia now, as we expect the Russian authorities to remedy this disreputable and illegal targeting of a filmmaker and artist by heeding our urgent call for the immediate and unconditional release of Oleg Sentsov!

Deeply concerned,

Bundesverband Regie e.V./ German Directors Guild:

Doris Dörrie
Margarethe von Trotta
Istvan Szabo
Volker Schlöndorf
Marc Rothemund
Oliver Hirschbiegel
Hermine Huntgeburth
John Delbrigde

Board Members:

Peter Carpentier (Executive Board)
Katarina Schickling (Executive Board)
Marie Noëlle Sehr (Executive Board)
Markus Bräutigam
Julia Eplinius
Stephan Wagner
Stefan Ludwig
Susann Reck
Axel Schill
Cornelia Grünberg
Bettina Schoeller Bouju

CEO:
Edith Forster


Guild Members:
Thomas Piepenbring
Andreas Jordan-Drost
Gero Weinreuter
Manfred Behrndt
Heiko Raschke
Imogen Kimmel
Benjamin Gutsche
Gunther Scholz
Wilhelm Engelhardt
Béatrice M. Hoffmann
Clemens Frohmann
Corinna Grünberg
Christine Kabisch
Ulrich Sack-Bernstiel
Stefan Hering
Kai Wessel
Pepe Danquart
Maria Knilli
Thomas Stammberger
Luise Brings
Gernot Krää
René Bosmann
Hansjörg Thurn
Dennis Gansel
Claire Wilisch
Ralf Huettner
Johannes Sievert
Paul Florian Müller
Adelheid Bimmel
Hubertus v. Lerchenfeld
Christa Mühl
Johannes Maria Brunner
Ula Stöckl
Stefan Lukschy
Florian Richter
Daniel Seideneder
Edward Berger
Anja Jacobs
Fabian Wolf
Ralf Gregan
Kaspar Heidelbach
Felix Fuchssteiner
Titus Selge
Florian Gottschick
Maren Winter
Daniela Creutz
Tanja von Ungern-Sternberg
Anna-Katharina Maier
Anna Chlosta
Ed Herzog
Katharina Schöde
Hubertus Siegert
Boris Tomschiczek
Thomas Jauch
Claudia Garde
Anne Wild
Holger Gimpel
Sabine Derfinger
Dominique Klughammer
Werner Siebert
Susanne von Sydow
Stefan Brönneke
Felix Meinhardt
Torsten Wacker
Ulrich Zrenner
Reinhard Schwabenitzky
Felicitas Darschin
Lennart Ruff
Peter Fratzscher
Gerd Schneider
Jan Krüger
Lars-Gunnar Lotz
Annette Koschmieder
Manuela Stacke
Regine Smarsly
Daniela Agostini
Kathy Lindenau
Urs Egger
Katarina Schickling
Sophie Allet-Coche
Florian Froschmayer
Lars Bretschneider
Lucia Mostowicz
Nick Baker-Monteys
Richard Huber
Tanya Momella Mallory
Jan Ruzicka
Dorothee Olbrich
Monika Czernin
Florian Fessl
Monika Schopp


Deutsche Akademie für Fernsehen/ German Television Academy
Executive Board:
Michael Brandner - Acting Chapter
Cornelia von Braun - Casting Chapter
Frank Godt - Production Design Chapter
Jochen Greve - Screenplay Chapter
Brit Possardt - Producers Chapter
Chun Mei Tan - Agencies Chapter
Stephan Ottenbruch - TV Entertainment Chapter
Lara Höltkemeier - Commisioning Editors/Producing Chapter


Bundesverband Schauspiel e.V./German Actors Guild
Simone Wagner
Hans-Werner Meyer


Verband Deutscher Drehbuchautoren e. V. /German Screenwriters Guild
Board Members:
Prof. Peter Henning (Executive Board)
Christian Lex (Board Member)
Katharina Amling (Board Member)


BVK Berufsverband Kinematografie /German Society of Cinematographers
Board and CEO