Tuesday, September 20, 2022
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street
Film Screening at 3:00 and Panel Discussion at 5:00
Reception to follow.
Join the Watson Institute's John F. Kennedy Jr. Initiative for Documentary Film and Social Progress for a discussion with the director and producer Vera Krichevskaya and Natasha Sindeeva, founder, owner, and chief executive officer of the Dozhd (TV Rain).
Moderated by Isaac Dovere, Senior Reporter, CNN and Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs
About the Film:
Tango with Putin is a documentary about Russian television station Dozhd (aka TV Rain). Conceived as a funky lifestyle channel by owner Natasha Sindeyeva, TV Rain provoked constant governmental ire with its courageous dedication to independent and critical reporting. For 12 years TV Rain was the only independent news TV station in Russia. Originally titled “F@ck This Job” (heard blurted by a reporter at a tumultuous Ukraine demonstration), the film is directed by Vera Krichevskaya, once a producer at the station, who reveals how TV Rain suffered threats, cyberattacks, evictions, and designated a “foreign agent” by the Kremlin. TV Rain was shut down by the Russian state on the 6th day of the war in Ukraine, on March 1st, 2022. This is an exceptional story about two tenacious, female founders, truthtellers and leaders.
Watch the trailer here.