In collaboration with the European Parliament, we present a special programme dedicated to Alexei Navalny, the Sakharov Prize winner 2021, on Monday 11 April.
This most important European human rights prize for Freedom of Thought was awarded last year to the Russian opposition politician and anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny. In this context, we are showing the films Navalny and F@ck This Job, including an in-depth panel discussion with various guests led by Jelle Brandt Corstius. Both screenings are free of charge on this special evening, ticket reservation is required.
After the failed attempt on his life, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sets out to find the perpetrators. It places him even firmer against the highest levels of Russian state power. Meanwhile, he’s preparing his dangerous return to Russia from exile. Crucial documentary, packed with stunning moments.
The screening will be briefly introduced by Russia expert and travel journalist Jelle Brandt Corstius. After the screening, Jelle will talk with the Canadian director Daniel Roher about the Sakharov Prize winner Alexei Navalny, the human rights violations in Russia and the current situation. Daniel will be joined by a main character close to Navalny.
Ten turbulent years behind the scenes at Russian TV channel Dozhd, following its flamboyant founder, Natasha Sindeeva. What starts as a lifestyle channel ‘for normal people’ becomes one of Russia’s few independent news broadcasters. And also one of Vladimir Putin’s loudest rivals – with all the dangers involved.
The screening will be briefly introduced by Russia expert and travel journalist Jelle Brandt Corstius. After the screening, Jelle will talk to director Vera Krichevskaya and Helga Salemon, experienced researcher and expert on Russia and the post-Soviet states. They will discuss the current situation, the media landscape in Russia and the controversial ‘Foreign Agent’ law.
As part of the Sakharov special, this month we also present four screenings of F@ck This Job in film theaters across the country:
Admission to the screenings is free, but a ticket reservation via the film theater’s website is required.