WINNER, BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE - Academy Awards | FESTIVAL FAVORITE AWARD - Sundance Film Festival | AUDIENCE AWARD, U.S. DOCUMENTARY - Sundance Film Festival | SCOTIABANK DOCS FOR SCHOOLS STUDENT'S CHOICE AWARD - Hot DocsRussian Opposition • Social Justice • Russian Politics • Political Protest • Authoritarian Regimes • Democracy
Date of Completion: 2022 | Run Time: 98 minutes | Language: English with English subtitles | Captions: Yes | Includes: Transcript | Director: Daniel Roher | Producers: Odessa Rae, Diane Becker, Melanie Miller, & Shane Boris | Editors: Langdon Page & Maya Daisy Hawke | Executive Producers: Amy Entelis, Courtney Sexton & Maria Pevchikh | Supervising Producer: Alexandra Hannibal | Executive Music Producer: Marius de Vries | Director of Photography: Niki Waltl
NAVALNY takes viewers inside the careful investigation into the shocking and brazen assassination attempt against Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, and who was behind it. Through his years-long campaign against corruption among Russia’s elites, Navalny has developed powerful enemies. His publicized revelations, and calls for democratic reforms, have enraged Vladimir Putin, who refuses to even say his name in public. In August 2020, Navalny was secretly poisoned with a military-grade chemical nerve agent in an elaborate attempt on his life. Despite denials from the Russian government, the poison was later linked to the Kremlin through investigations by international news organizations, including Bellingcat and CNN.