maandag 3 mei 2010
Anna Politkovskaya, Seven Years on the Frontline - 2008
This is Anna Politkovskaya’s life story, told in documentary scenes and in the words of friends and colleagues. We meet: Galina Musaliyeva,
who had shared a room with her in the editorial office of Novaya Gazeta newspaper; Lidia Yusupova, a lawyer from Grozny who spent many years
searching for the lost people in Chechnya and received the prestigious Martin Ennals Award in 2004; and Vyaceslav Izmailov, another colleague
from Novaya Gazeta who has started his own investigations to find out who killed Anna.
This film is about Anna Politkovskaya, a Russian journalist who won international recognition for reporting work on the conflict in Chechnya
in which she sought to expose human rights abuses. She spent seven years on the frontline, often in extremely dangerous situations. Anna
Politkovskaya was murdered in Moscow on October 7, 2006. To understand Anna's personality, her work and duties, as much as her fears and
feeling of loneliness, we meet her friends and colleagues who stood by her during hard times. Galina Musaliyeva shared a room with Anna in the
editorial office of Novaya Gazeta for the last seven years. Lidia Yusupova is a lawyer from Grozny searching for the lost people in Chechnya.
Svetlana Gannushkina, Chairman of the Committee "Civil Assistance" and a Board Member of Memorial Human Rights Center, has also worked with
Anna helping fugitives and emigrants from the former Soviet Union republics. Vyacheslav Izmailov, another colleague of Anna from Novaya
Gazeta, started his own investigations, trying to find out who killed Anna.