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“Navalny”, the HBO Max documentary about the imprisoned opposition leader in Russia

“Navalny”, the HBO Max documentary about the imprisoned opposition leader in Russia

Alexei Navalny talks about the assassination attempt against him that would have been planned by the Kremlin. (CNN/HBOMax)

The former Russian presidential candidate, Alexei Navalnyis the largest opposition figure in the regime of Vladimir Putin in Russia. Currently, he is sentenced to nine years in prison in his country, but just a short time ago, in August 2020, he suffered poisoning during a plane trip from Siberia to Moscow. The documentary Navalnypremiered in hbo max and directed by Daniel Roher, addresses this event in the life of the politician, as well as his recovery and the investigation that proceeded to find out who tried to assassinate him. Was it a plan designed by the Kremlin?

Suffering from lethal pain, Navalny he collapsed in the middle of his air transfer inside a commercial plane. At that time, some videos on social networks showed how the crew and passengers tried to help him without really knowing what was happening to him, but the news did not break out until the viralization of these scenes reached the newsrooms worldwide.

The 45-year-old lawyer and politician is the biggest opponent of Vladimir Putin's regime.  (HBOMax)
The 45-year-old lawyer and politician is the biggest opponent of Vladimir Putin’s regime. (HBOMax)

As if it were a thriller brought to reality, the documentary narration brings together the events, the investigation and the analysis that would point to the culprits of the assassination attempt. It’s no surprise that the 45-year-old lawyer was one of the government’s most hated individuals. Putin, but… could the need to silence him forever really go that far? This man’s threat to power is greater than you think.

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A first-person interview with Alexey Navalny

Through the testimonies of the same alexey navalny, their relatives and the witnesses who witnessed the events, as well as the recordings of the moment, this title aims to offer an exact chronology of what happened. Likewise, the clues about this plot to end his life, the articles that reported the events and the journalistic investigation of Bellingcat and CNN are reviewed.

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"Navalny" premiered on May 26 on the platform.  (HBOMax)
“Navalny” premiered on May 26 on the platform. (HBOMax)
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According to the official synopsis of the service streaming“recounts the investigation into the scandalous assassination attempt on Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalnyand their current struggle for democratic reform”.

Navalny is directed by Daniel Roher and produced by RaeFilm Studios’ Odessa Rae; and Diane Becker and Melanie Miller of Fishbowl Films. Executive producing are Cottage M.’s Shane Boris, Amy Entelis; Courtney Sexton of CNN Films; and Maria Pevchikh of the Anti-Corruption Foundation. Langdon Page and Maya Daisy Hawke were in charge of the editorial team.

Alexei Navalny was sentenced to nine years in prison.  Recently, he appeared at his trial at the Moscow court.  (REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina)
Alexei Navalny was sentenced to nine years in prison. Recently, he appeared at his trial at the Moscow court. (REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina)

The documentary project had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this year, and is currently also participating in other film events in various European countries. Since last May 26, it can be enjoyed globally in the platform’s catalog hbo max.

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