Yp: Russian Documentary Screening

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World Affairs Council of Greater Houston says
This event is co-hosted with the Russian Cultural Center.

Last year, former Deputy Prime Minister of Russia and long-time political opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was assassinated outside of Kremlin despite the fact that he was always under personal and electronic surveillance. Nemtsov was once considered a possible successor to Russian President Yeltsin. But for the last many years, he was an ardent and vocal critic of Putin and the current regime.

While the identity of who ordered his murder may never be revealed, Zosya Rodkevitch's documentary My Friend Boris Nemtsov illustrates how he lived his life. For much of the last three years before his killing, she attained seemingly unlimited access to Nemtsov from, "election campaigns and hotel beds, protest rallies and office routine, train compartments and court rooms, night walks and police vans. You have never seen any politician so close. This is a story of how a journalist assignment turns into a genuine friendship."

Zosya Rodkevitch was born in Moscow and graduated from Marina Razbezhkina's School of Documentary Filmmaking. She is one of the directors of the award-winning documentary Winter Go Away, which premiered at Film Festival Locarno. She also participated in the documentaries The Term, which debuted at the Karlovy Vary IFF and Kiev / Moscow, which premiered at Film Festival Locarno - Special Mention. My Friend Boris Nemtsov is her first full-length film.

Rodkevitch will take part in a Q&A session following the screening.
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By: World Affairs Council of Greater Houston

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