film

Novaya

directed by Askold Kurow, Russia 2018, 75' (English friendly)

In his latest film, Askold Kurov, director of The Trial: The State of Russia vs. Oleg Sentsov, again touches on subjects that are inconvenient for the Kremlin authorities. Novaya Gazeta is a legend of independent Russian journalism. Since 2000, as many as six journalists have paid with their lives for their uncompromising stand in revealing the truth about Putins Russia. The director follows the feverish process that is involved in creating every issue of the newspaper, recording moments of breakdown and euphoria, celebrations and conflicts. He shows how journalistic solidarity saves the life of one of Novayas employees, a man threatened with deportation to Uzbekistan, where he would be in grave danger. Contrary to appearances, one of the last bastions of free speech in Russia is a lively place where, despite the constant threat, laughter is often heard.

 

  • Admission free
  • Free tickets available at the box office on the day preceding the screening and on the day of the screening: more information
  • Screenings
    • 08/12/2019 20:00 (Cinema)
      • Screening followed by Q&A
    • 09/12/2019 18:00 (Laboratory)
      • Screening followed by Q&A
08/12/2019
20:00
09/12/2019
18:00
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