Riot police in gear and masks marching in formation.

Of Caravan and the Dogs

(Of Caravan And The Dogs)

During the invasion of Ukraine, Russian independent media try to continue objective reporting while resisting government pressure. The Russian opposition suspect that Putin wants to get rid of them. But when and how will it happen?

Although Russia is no longer safe, Dmitry Muratov, chief editor of the liberal Novaya Gazeta, keeps the newsroom running. In his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, Muratov compared society to a caravan that moves on because the dogs (meaning top journalists) keep barking. Muratov’s colleagues watch in horror as the situation in the country deteriorates: the supreme court dissolves the International Memorial human rights organisation, and other remaining independent media start vanishing after the launch of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Russian director Askold Kurov, who has already shown several films at One World, leads an anonymous team of authors as they document the dramatic weeks surrounding the invasion of Ukraine.

Kino Pilotů – Cinema Hall A, Donská 168/189, Praha 10

Julia Krasnikova, Journalist
Jakub Múčka, Moderator

Atlas – Small Hall, Ke Štvanici 371/4, Praha 8

Nadiia Ivanova, Moderator
David Frenkel, Journalist

Světozor Cinema – Large Hall, Vodičkova 41, Praha 1

Askold Kurov, Director
Nela Laryšová, Memorial
TitleOf Caravan and the Dogs
Original TitleOf Caravan And The Dogs
Original LanguageEnglish, Russian
Subtitles Czech, English
PremiéraCzech premiere
Film typeFull-length documentary
Year of Production2024
Country of OriginGermany
Length90 min.
Tags Dictatorships, Media, Missuse of Power
Director Askold Kurov, Anonymous1

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