Texas Tech University

Russian documentary “My Friend Boris Nemtsov” and a talk by the award-winning film director Zosya Rodkevich

October 18 at 5:30 p.m., ICC Auditorium

The movie “My friend Boris Nemtsov” is an intimate portrait of Russian politician and opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was assassinated in February, 2015, approximately 200 yards away from the Kremlin. Boris Nemtsov, former Vice-Prime Minister of Boris Yeltsin, was a notorious and uncompromising adversary of the Putin-led Russian government. His assassination triggered rioting and protesting against murders of opponents in Russia today. This film about Nemtsov is a tribute to the memory of a young, talented, and brave man. The camera accompanies him during his pre-election journeys and also in less formal moments. It also portrays the close bond which the director, Zosya Rodkevich, managed to create with her protagonist.

Moscow native, award-winning film director, Zosya Rodkevich, is well-known for her participation in creating the documentaries “Winter Go Away” (2012), “The Term” (2014), and “Kiev/Moscow” (2015).

Sponsors: Russian Cultural Center Our Texas, TTU Dept. of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, Office of International Affairs, The CH Foundation, TTU Dept. of History, and the Russian Club.

My friend Boris Nemtsov