Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya / New York/ Movie = A Bitter Taste of Freedom

Posted by Info on 20/08/2011

The 90-minute feature film entitled A Bitter Taste of Freedom had the creator of the most renown documentary-makers to come out of Russia, Los Angeles-based Marina Goldovskaya, whose credits include 28 award-winning productions.

The film director has known Anna Politkovskaya’s family for three decades, and her film paints an in-depth portrait of a woman who had a heart of gold and felt people’s pain more keenly than her own.

A human rights activist famous for her courageous exposure of abuses during the Chechen conflict, the 48-year-old was brutally murdered on her doorstep as she was returning home from work. The crime remains unsolved.

Goldovskaya learned of Politkovskaya’s death from news bulletins, after which she received a phone call from Anna’s children who wondered if her close friend would make a film about their mother.

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