Nemtsov: Film Screening and Discussion - CES
060 Eggers Hall
Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, Center for European Studies present:
Nemtsov: Film Screening and Discussion with Vladimir Kara-Murza
Nemtsov is a
documentary film about the late leader of the Russian
opposition directed by his friend and colleague Vladimir Kara-Murza.
a remarkable political life. It is a story told by those
who knew Boris Nemtsov at different times: when he was a young scientist and
took his first steps in politics; when he held high government offices and was
considered Boris Yeltsin’s heir apparent; when he led Russia’s democratic
opposition to Vladimir Putin. The film contains rare archival footage,
including from the Nemtsov family. Nemtsov is a portrait. It is not about
death. It is about the life of a man who could have been president of
The film is in Russian, with English subtitles. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Vladimir Kara-Murza.
Vladimir Kara-Murza is vice chairman of Open Russia, a Russian pro-democracy movement. He was a longtime colleague and advisor to opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and chairs the Nemtsov Foundation. Kara-Murza writes regular commentary for the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and other periodicals. He is the author of Reform or Revolution (Moscow 2011). Kara-Murza directed two documentary films, They Chose Freedom (on the dissident movement in the USSR) and Nemtsov (on the life of Boris Nemtsov). Twice—in May 2015 and February 2017, both times in Moscow, Kara-Murza was poisoned with an unknown substance, leaving him in a coma and on life support; his colleagues believe the murder attempts were politically motivated. Kara-Murza holds an M.A. (Cantab.) in History from Cambridge.
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