In her quest to uncover the wrongdoings of the Russian authorities, Anna Politkovskaya inspired awe in some and fear in countless others. An investigative journalist for Moscow's liberal Novaya Gazeta, she was often the only spokesperson for victims of the Chechen War. Hers was a lonely voice, yet loud enough for the entire country to hear. It was too loud. At age 48 she was assassinated for simply doing her job. This documentary is based on Anna's conversations with filmmaker Marina Goldovskaya, Anna's former university professor and personal friend. Shot over a period of 20 years, this exclusive footage creates an incredible story of a woman who consciously gave her life for her convictions.
Did You Know?
In 1990, Goldovskaya had made a movie centered on Anna Politkovskaya's husband Sasha. At the time, he was a famous journalist working for a TV show. Goldovskaya called that documentary A Taste of Freedom
(1991). A couple of decades later, she filmed the "Bitter Taste of Freedom" about the other half of this family of journalists, Anna, who was brutally murdered in Moscow. See more