A Bitter Taste of Freedom

Institute History

  • 2007 Sundance Documentary Film Grant


An investigative journalist for Moscow's liberal Novaya Gazeta, Anna Politkovskaya was often the only spokesperson for innocent victims of Russian authorities. At age 48 she was assassinated for simply doing her job. Shot within a period of 20 years, this film creates an incredible story of a woman who consciously gave her life for her convictions.


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