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David Frenkel works for Mediazona magazine in Saint Petersburg, filming and taking pictures of demonstrations, protest meetings and pickets, as well as performances and other street art and political events including various LGBT activities. His work has been published in many media outlets in St Petersburg, Russia and abroad: Novaya Gazeta, Meduza, Kommersant, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, The Independent and the BBC. 

“I admire the courage and determination of the team who organise the Side by Side Film Festival. Despite all obstacles and difficulties this is the event’s tenth year in Saint Petersburg. The festival not only gives our audience a chance to watch unique films, but also reminds us that there are many important issues our society needs to discuss. I feel privileged to participate in such an outstanding event.” 


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