After bowing at the Warsaw Film Festival, DOC NYC and IDFA, [email protected] This Job (2021) is now screening at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival. The documentary directed by Russian filmmaker Vera Krichevskaya is a co-production between UK and Germany. It had its world premiere at ArtDocFest in Moscow in 2021.
[email protected] This Job has been described as “Grimly compelling, and depressingly relevant” by The Times. In a moment where the independent Russian journalists are forced to hide or even flee the country, this film is an occasion to understand the challenges of Media freedom in the country.
Synopsis: 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.
Availability: [email protected] This Job is currently available on Vimeo (Rent/Buy via Journeyman Pictures) or in Germany on the ARD Mediathek (German version).
A discussion with director Vera Krichevskaya and Natasha Sindeeva, owner of Dozhd TV, after the screening of [email protected] This Job at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival.
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[email protected] This Job at IMDB
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Read more about Dozhd/TV Rain (Дождь) on Wikipedia (Ukrainian)[email protected] This Job - Official Site