Winter, Go Away
Jun 23, 2013
(Marina Razbezhkina's School of Documentary Film and Documentary Theatre, 2012, Russia, Blu-ray, 79 min)
Winter, Go Away is a defiant answer not only to the injustices done by Vladimir Putin’s government, but to the mainstream media that averted its gaze as crowds of Russians protested during the elections last winter. Shot by ten young filmmakers on behalf of a liberal Russian newspaper, this unblinking look at one of the most glaring political struggles of our time must not be missed. While admirably acknowledging the dangers of solidarity, the documentary’s triumph is in its understanding of a resistance movement as complicated and unromantic—and the honesty that compels us to action.
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