Friday May 3, 5:20 PM / Saturday May 4, 12:00 PM (Lunch)


Russia, 2019 (75 min.)

Is it even possible to engage in independent journalism in Russia? Yes, but those who do so must be prepared to pay a high price. A look behind the scenes of Novaya Gazeta, one of the largest independent newspapers in Russia. Since 2000, the newspaper has lost six of its members. Over the course of 18 months,  the film records how journalists choose their subjects, and how they respond to the sudden kidnapping of one of their editors. How close is the boundary of the search for truth in Russia, one whose crossing can endanger your own life or the lives of others?

Askold Kurov’s previous film, The Trial:

The State of Russia vs. Oleg Sentsov, was shown at ASN 2017.


Askold Kurov


Askold Kurov

 In Russian, with English subtitles

Session VIII

Friday (May 3): 3:00 PM ROOM 1201

Session IX

Saturday (May 4): 12:00 PM ROOM 1201


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