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Film Screening & Discussion: Nemtsov

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Please join the Harriman Institute and the Institute of Modern Russia for a screening of the documentary film Nemtsov, followed by a Q&A with writer and director of the film Vladimir V. Kara-Murza. The event will be introduced and moderated by Kimberly Marten, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, and Director of the Harriman Institute's Program on U.S.-Russia Relations.

Run time: 66 minutes
Language: Russian with English subtitles

This film chronicles a remarkable political career. It is narrated by those who knew Boris Nemtsov 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, and when he led Russia’s democratic opposition. Nemtsov recalls the movement against the nuclear plant in Gorky, Soviet Russia’s first free elections, Nizhny Novgorod as the “capital of reforms” under his governorship, the million signatures against the war in Chechnya, conflict with the “oligarchs,” talks over the Kurile Islands, the burial of the last Czar, participation in the protest movement, and other chapters in a long political life. The documentary contains rare archival footage, including some from the Nemtsov family. This film is a portrait; it is not about death. It is about life—the life of a man who could have become president of Russia.

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