United Kingdom / Germany 2021, 104 min, English and Russian, Hebrew & English subtitles

Natasha, 35, is a newly rich, successful woman looking for fame, reputation, and the realization of her dreams. She decides to launch an independent TV station in Putin’s Russia. Natasha hires oppositional reporters and minorities and her “baby” quickly becomes the lone island of political and sexual freedom. Dozhd TV (also known as TV Rain) is the only independent news TV station that has survived Putin’s rule. Back then, this woman couldn’t have known she would fight on the frontlines of the war between Truth and Propaganda and lose all her money. She did not think she would become a ‘foreign agent’ in her own country.

Previous Festivals: DOC NYC, IDFA, Warsaw International Film Festival, DOC POINT, Art Doc Fest (Moscow, Russia), Human International Documentary Festival - Norway

Screening Schedule:
  • Thu 14.04 | 21:00 | Venue Cinematheque 3 | Filmmaker Present | After the screening, Q&A session with director Vera Krichevskaya & protagonist Natalya Sindeyeva, moderated by Maya Zinshtein
  • Sat 23.04 | 19:00 | Venue Cinematheque 1
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Co-Founder of TV Dozhd (TV Rain) Russia, the only independent private TV Channel in Russia.
Award-winning TV Director 1996 – 2002 NTV Channel, TV Director and Producer, Senior Director 2008 – 2011 Senior Producer, 2011-2012 Senior Producer of 24DOC TV Channel

Production: Mike Lerner, Vera Krichevskaya
Script: Vera Krichevskaya, Paulina Ukrainets
Editing: Adam Finch, Vera Krichevskaya
Cinematography: Aleksandr Shelaputov, Danny Salkhov
Music: Simon Russeii

Supporters & Broadcasters: Yes Docu