Askold KUROV
Аскольд КУРОВ
Russia, 2018, 75mn 
Novaya gazeta
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Новая газета


 Novaïa gazeta

 Novaya gazeta

Directed by : Askold KUROV (Аскольд КУРОВ)
Writing credits : Askold KUROV (Аскольд КУРОВ)
Cinematography : Askold KUROV (Аскольд КУРОВ)
Music : Sorin APOSTOL (Сорин АПОСТОЛ)
Sound : Sorin APOSTOL (Сорин АПОСТОЛ)
Editing : Kirill SAKHARNOV (Кирилл САХАРНОВ)
Produced by : Askold KUROV (Аскольд КУРОВ)

Plot synopsis
Since the year 2000, the editorial office of Novaya Gazeta, the recipient of more than 60 prestigious awards and three times nominated for the Nobel Prize, has lost six of its members, journalists who searched relentlessly for inconvenient truths. The documentary offers a unique opportunity to observe the daily work of their colleagues and successors. Over the course of 18 months, it records not only what they discuss in editorial boards, but also how they 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 contemporary Russia, one whose crossing can endanger your own life or the lives of the ones you love?

Selected in the following festivals :
- International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival One World, Prague (Czech Republic), 2019
- Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Budapest (Hungary), 2019
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2019
- Annual Independent Russian-American Documentary Film Festival in New York​ (Tribeca), New York (USA), 2019