Documentary | 2007 | Portrait | Netherlands

Project data

Length of movie78

    Brief synopsis

    This is Anna Politkovskaya’s life story, told in documentary scenes and in the words of friends and colleagues. We meet: Galina Musaliyeva, who had shared a room with her in the editorial office of Novaya Gazeta newspaper; Lidia Yusupova, a lawyer from Grozny who spent many years searching for the lost people in Chechnya and received the prestigious Martin Ennals Award in 2004; and Vyaceslav Izmailov, another colleague from Novaya Gazeta who has started his own investigations to find out who killed Anna.


    Camera Departmentdirector of photographyRob Brouwer
    Camera Departmentdirector of photographyMasja Novikova
    Director's DepartmentdirectorMasja Novikova
    EditingeditorLena RemPremiere IDFA Amsterdam
    MusiccomposerJohn Van Der Veer
    Sound Departmentproduction sound mixerRob Brouwer
    Sound Departmentproduction sound mixerMasja Novikova

    Production companies

    NovDoc, Novikova & Dochters [nl]


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Masja Novikova2008PlanetDoc Warsaw [pl]Amnesty AwardWinner
    Masja Novikova200844a Mostra Int. del Nuovo Cinema Pesaro [it]Special Mention PrizeWinner
    Masja Novikova2008Festival of Liberties Brussel [be]Special Jury AwardWinner
    Masja Novikova2008Verzio Doc Film Festival Budapest [hu]Audience AwardWinner
    Masja Novikova2010One World Brussel [be]Special Mention Prize of the Jury DokumentationWinner
    Masja Novikova2010Moqavemat Int. Film Festival [ir]DokumentarfilmWinner