Who Killed Natasha?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wed, Apr 16 at 6:00pm

Tickets for this event are free and available at our box office one hour before showtime.

WHO KILLED NATASHA? explores the murder of journalist and “Memorial” human rights defender Natalia Estemirova. In July 2009, hours after she was abducted from her home, her body was discovered by the side of the road. The filmmaker travels to Chechnya, Russia and England investigating the pattern of silencing dissident voices that speak out against the human rights violations in Chechnya and Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov. The film premiered at the Geneva International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in March 2011 where it won the Grand Award of the World Organization Against Torture.

Followed by a panel discussion moderated by Sasha Koulaeva, FIDH Head of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Desk, with:

Ali Israilov, human rights victim and father of Umar Israilov, a Chechen witness of abuses and a refugee murdered in Vienna in 2009

Dokka Itslaev, the Russian NGO “Memorial” Coordinator for Chechnya

Rachel Denber, Deputy Director for Europe and Central Asia, Human Rights Watch

Scott Horton, Contributing Editor to Harper’s Magazine and International Human Rights Lawyer

Mylène Sauloy, the filmmaker