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Of Caravan and The Dogs

Germany2024documentary89'International Documentary Competition

It is common knowledge that the first victim of war is the truth. In Russia, those who hail it are considered foreign intelligence agents. One example is journalists of Novaya Gazeta, which received the Nobel Peace Prize six months before the invasion of Ukraine. How to maintain independence when the screws are being put on even harder? Combining the official and unofficial narrative, mainly of anonymous authors, the film documents the heroic work of Russian journalists, their dilemmas related to emigration, censorship or self-censorship and sparse manifestations of the opposition spirit among Russian society.

Watch Docs Nomination
directed by
Q&A guest, portret reżysera
Askold KurovQ&A guest

Born in Uzbekistan in 1974, now based in Turkey. In 2010 took a degree in documentary filmmaking at the Marina Razbezhkina Film School in Moscow. In 2012 he was "one of the directors of the award-winning documentary "Winter, Go Away!". His next films "Leninland", "Children 404" and "The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov» also won critical acclaim and screened at numerous festivals. His work focuses on human rights issues and social conflicts in contemporary Russia.

Q&A guest, portret reżysera
Anonymous 1

A Russian independent journalist and documentary filmmaker. Their name is not being released for security reasons: the author remains in Russia and continues to document what is happening to people under conditions of dictatorship and militarism. With the start of the war in Ukraine, new Russian laws have introduced military censorship, criminalizing journalism as a profession. For the evidence presented in this film, the author faces up to 15 years in prison in their home country of Russia.

Askold Kurov, Anonymous1
Anonymous1 , Anonymous2 , Askold Kurov (Anonymous)
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