CJFE and Hot Docs present "Letter to Anna" documentary

Date: 
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Location: 
Toronto: Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) is pleased to co-present a new documentary "Letter to Anna" - The Story of Journalist Politkovskaya's Death at the 14th Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival running from April 17 to April 27, 2008

On October 7, 2006, Vladimir Putin's 54th birthday, the journalist Anna Politkovskaya is shot in the lift of her Moscow home. Anna's death is a personal tragedy: she has just learnt that she is to become a grandmother. But the murder is also a political act, for Politkovskaya was the President's fiercest critic. Why was she shot in cold blood, this elegant woman who was always on the side of the weak and those who had no rights? Was it because of the stance she took against the war in Chechnya, a war that was virtually ignored in the world at large and yet became a turning point in Anna's life? Letter to Anna is a personal quest, but also a political film.

Who: Directed by Eric Bergkraut | 84 min | Switzerland
When: April 17 to April 27, 2008 at 6:45 pm
Where: Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue
What: The film will be followed by an open discussion regarding journalists at risk
Tickets: $10. Order | Online at www.hotdocs.ca | or Phone: 416-588-8DOC (8632)

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