Video Vault Episode 59: Don’t Cry Genocide

Like pretty much everyone else, I productively spent this past Sunday spiraling irreversibly into an abyss of House of Cards. Unlike everyone else (I guess?), I hadn’t been following the media frenzy leading up to Season 3, and so when Kevin Spacey uttered the words “those Pussy Riot girls” at the beginning of Episode 3, I sat up, bleary-eyed and dazed from having subjected myself to hours of Netflix, and lost it a little bit.

As such, for today’s video vault I bring you the end credits of Season 3, Episode 3 of House of Cards, which showcases a new song by Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina, co-created by and featuring Le Tigre’s Johanna Fateman and JD Samson. You can read Fateman discuss the process of making and filming the video below here.

– Michelle

P.S. Did you know that in addition to being a feminist revolutionary and overall bad-ass, Nadya is also a genius philosophy student? Read her spar intellectually with Slavoj Žižek in a series of letters written during her time in Russia’s IK-14 labor camp, aka the penal colony described as having “the highest levels of security, the longest workdays, and the most flagrant rights violation.”


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