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CIFF: Navalny

April 05, 2022

CCWA is proud to be a community partner again at this year’s Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF). Our timely partner film, Navalny, follows Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption activist after his attempted poisoning in 2020.

CIFF will run March 30 – April 7, 2022. The screening of Navalny will be on April 5, 2022 at 5PM.

Use discount code “CCWA” to get $1 off any CIFF film ticket.

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“In August 2020, a plane traveling from Siberia to Moscow made an emergency landing. One of its passengers, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, was deathly ill. Taken to a local Siberian hospital and eventually evacuated to Berlin, doctors confirmed that he had been poisoned with Novichok, a nerve agent implicated in attacks on other opponents of the Russian government. President Vladimir Putin immediately cast doubt on the findings and denied any involvement. While recovering, Navalny and his team—already with a large social media following in tow—partnered with the data investigative journalism outlet Bellingcat as well as other international news organizations to investigate his attempted assassination and find proof of the Kremlin’s involvement. In NAVALNY, filmmaker Daniel Roher reveals a courageous and controversial would-be president at the precipice of sacrificing everything in order to bring reform to his homeland.” —Sundance Film Festival


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