Life is a Belief by Xiao Han
Moscow International Documentary Film Festival DOKer regrets to inform that it had to pull Xiao Han’s Life is a belief (International Premiere) from the main competition and cancel its screenings due to an unexpected request from the right holder.
The request was sent to the Festival last Friday, March 29th, 5 days before the Opening Event. By this time the Festival had already finished translation, added subtitles and prepared the movie to be screened. “Life is a belief” was also featured in most of the festival’s promo-materials including posters and invitations.
Xiao Han’s team submitted their entry December 26th through the Filmfreeway platform, and after they received an official invitation, they signed a screening agreement and sent the release copy of “Life is a belief” to the festival committee.
MIDFF Doker still doesn't know the reasons behind this questionable decision and “Life is a belief” team refused to provide organizers with any kind of statement or explanation. On its part, Doker would like to express its deepest apologies for the way they treated the Festival’s audience.
Purchased tickets for the “Life is a belief” Premiere can be exchanged for tickets to any other DOKer movie on the festival’s Info stand at the cinema center.