Cyril Tuschi, an acclaimed German film director, brings to Seton Hall his award-winning documentary "Khodorkovsky". The film tells a dramatic story of Russia's one-time richest oligarch who dared to challenge the country's paramount leader, the president Vladimir Putin. Now jailed for almost a decade Mikhail Khodorkovsky has transformed himself from a former robber baron to the guiding spirit of Russia's budding liberal opposition to Mr. Putin's authoritarian rule.
"Tuschi's film is potentially a document of high political and moral moment, one that could embarrass Russia's ruling clique" (The New Yorker)
"Not only is this documentary a fascinating insight into the fall of an oligarch, it's a glimpse into the soul of contemporary Russia itself" (The Guardian)
"Tuschi has made a docu-thriller of enormous narrative flair and visual smarts. It's a perfect fit for the blend of Greek tragedy, spaghetti Western and judicial farce that defines business and politics in the New Russia" (NPR)The film will be shown on Wednesday, December 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Jubilee Hall Auditorium, followed by Q&A with the film director.
This event is generously funded by the President's Advisory Council
Distinguished Guest Lecturer Series award. It is also co-sponsored by
the Russian and East European Studies Program and the Slavic Club.
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