A Bitter Taste of Freedom
A documentary screening followed by Q&A with film director Marina Goldovskaya. Reception at 6:45 pm. Screening at 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, April 27, 20116:45 PM
UCLA James Bridges Theater
In her fearless quest to uncover the wrongdoings of the Russian state, Anna Politkovskaya inspired awe in some and fear in countless others. An investigative journalist for Moscow's liberal Novaya Gazeta, she was often the only spokesperson for victims of the Russian government. At age 48 she was assassinated for simply doing her job. This documentary feature is based on unique footage of Anna's conversations with filmmaker Marina Goldovskaya, Anna's former university professor and friend. Shot over a period of 20 years, the film shows the incredible story of a woman who gave her life for her convictions.
Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies, UCLA Law, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, Human Rights Watch, Melnitz Movies, International Documentary Association