F@ck This Job

F@ck This Job

Czech premiere

Using TV Rain founder Natalya Sindeyeva’s story, the film maps the station’s stormy history and shows what it takes to provide independent news in Putin’s Russia.

Natasha spends every party dancing, drives a pink Porsche and has a crazy idea: starting her own Russian TV station named TV Dozhd (Rain). In 2008 she starts from zero, finding her main investor through a fairy-tale marriage to a rich banker. “For me, rain is an adventure,” she calls out, dancing barefoot in the rain on the roof of her station’s new headquarters, happy her dream is coming true. As CEO, she assembles an effective team and over the next few years, despite some initial snags, transforms a relaxation channel into an important player in the field of independent journalism. But as her stations gives more airtime to anti-government voices, it encounters increasing resistance from the regime. Most recently, TV Dozhd has been shut down completely over its coverage of the war in Ukraine.

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About the film

Great Britain, Germany
2021 / 102 min.

Director
Vera Krichevskaya

Language
English, German, Russian

Subtitles
Czech, English

Director

Vera Krichevskaya

Vera Krichevskaya

2021 - F@ck This Job
2018 - Sobchak Case
2016 - The Man Who Was Too Free

Screenings

24. 3.
20:30 h
Praha: Kino Lucerna VS
CSL Interpretation Open captions for the Deaf and hard of hearing
Discussion
Vera Krichevskaya, director
26. 3.
15:00 h
Praha: Atlas VS
Open captions for the Deaf and hard of hearing
Discussion
Roman Anin, founder of the independent Important Stories (IStories) outlet and a former journalist for the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta
31. 3.
15:30 h
Praha: Světozor VS
Open captions for the Deaf and hard of hearing

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