Documentary Movie Screenings: What Happened in Russia

Documentary Movie Screenings: What Happened in Russia

In March 2024, the Documentary Association Georgia (DOCA), with support from the USAID Civil Society Engagement Program, launched a project that uses documentary movies to inform and engage the public in discussing important social issues.

In response to initiation of the Law on Transparency of Foreign Influence, the DOCA movie club held a series of weekly movie screenings entitled What Happened in Russia. In 2012, Russia adopted its version of a foreign agent’s law, which gradually eliminated independent media and critical civil society in the country. The films presented at the series informed the audience about what happened in Russia after the law came into effect and how it influenced and effectively closed the civic space. A total of four film screenings were held and were followed by discussions led by representatives of the civil sector, journalists, and directors from Georgia and other countries.

Within the scope of the project, additional screenings on various important social issues will be held in the coming months. Additional activities are also planned to promote and support further development of the Georgian documentary sector.

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