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PUTIN’S PROGRESS

A DAY OF DOCUMENTARIES AND DISCUSSION ON THE EVE OF THE RUSSIAN ELECTIONS

SATURDAY 3 MARCH 2012

On the eve of the presidential election, DocHouse presents a day of revealing docs and discussion about Russia in the 21st Century, taking you beyond the news reports and shedding light on post-Soviet life… and Putin’s influence never seems far away

Taking place at the Rich Mix cinema on 3rd March, ‘Putin’s Progress’ features the followingfour outstanding and varied documentaries:

PUTIN: THE LEAP YEAR (dir. Vitalij Mansky, Russia, 2001)
An intimate portrait of the ex-KGB officer at the very start of his presidency.

KHODORKOVSKY (dir. Cyril Tuschi, Germany, 2011)
Uncovering the meteoric rise and dramatic fall of Russia’s most famous oligarch.

OUR NEWSPAPER (dir. Eline Flipse, Netherlands, 2010)
UK Premiere An independent journalist struggles to keep his paper afloat in rural central Russia.

PUTIN’S KISS (dir. Lise Birk Pedersen, Denmark, 2011)
Special Preview Moscow’s Youth Movement, Nashi, and its battle with Putin’s ‘enemies’.

Post-screening panel discussions will include: Cyril Tuschi (dir. Khodorkovsky), Paul Mitchell (dir. Putin, Russia and the West (BBC), Edward Lucas (International Editor, The Economist), Prof Federico Varese (Professor of Criminology, Oxford) and Eline Flipse (dir. Our Newspaper).

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