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Novaya

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Russia | 2018 | 75 min. | G

Novaya

Russia | 2018 | 75 min. | G

Synopsis

In a society living under Russia’s contemporary regime, the words ‘media’ and ‘propaganda’ have become deeply intertwined. However, there are still publications that strive to maintain the highest standards of professionalism and haven’t given up on the idea of engaging in real independent journalism, whatever the cost may be. Is it still possible? The documentary offers a unique glimpse behind the scenes of Novaya Gazeta, one of the largest independent newspapers in Putin-governed Russia. Since its establishment in 1993, the editorial team of Novaya Gazeta had to face it all: from political pressure to death threats and hitmen’s bullets. Over the last 20 years, Novaya Gazeta has received more than 60 prestigious awards and lost six of its members. What does the daily work of their colleagues and successors look like? How does one continue searching for inconvenient truths when your life, together with the lives of those you love, is constantly endangered? After spending 18 months recording daily life at the editorial, director Askold Kurov returns to Inconvenient Films with a film that makes one think about the significance of the ‘Fourth Estate’ not only in today’s Russia, but also in other countries across the world.

 

Festivals:
Movies That Matter – Activist Competition
One World: International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival – Right to Know Programme
Artdocfest: International Film Festival for Russian-spoken Creative Documentaries – Hors concours

 

Language: Russian
Subtitles: English, Lithuanian

Translated by Goda Grigolytė

Presented by

Director: Askold Kurov

Cinematography: Askold Kurov

Editing: Kirill Sakharnov

Producer: Askold Kurov

Askold Kurov

Filmography:
2018 – Novaya
2017 – The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov
2014 – Children 404
2013 – Leninland
2012 – Winter, Go Away!

October 14, 18:00
Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, conference hall. Vilnius.
QnA with the filmmaker after the screening.

October 14

18:00

Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, conference hall. Vilnius.

QnA with the filmmaker after the screening.

October 15, 18:00
Kaunas Cultural Centre. Kaunas.
QnA with the filmmaker after the screening.

October 15

18:00

Kaunas Cultural Centre. Kaunas.

QnA with the filmmaker after the screening.

October 15, 18:00
Pasaka Grand hall. Vilnius.
Discussion after the screening (in Lithuanian only).

October 15

18:00

Pasaka Grand hall. Vilnius.

Discussion after the screening (in Lithuanian only).

October 19, 17:00
Skalvija. Vilnius.
QnA with the member of the editorial board of "Novaya Gazieta".

October 19

17:00

Skalvija. Vilnius.

QnA with the member of the editorial board of "Novaya Gazieta".

October 25, 17:30
Photography museum. Šiauliai.
Language: Russian. Subtitles: English.

October 25

17:30

Photography museum. Šiauliai.

Language: Russian. Subtitles: English.

October 26, 15:00
Culture Factory. Klaipėda.

October 26

15:00

Culture Factory. Klaipėda.

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