Thu, 5 May 2022
"At the end of the day, he believed it would be too great a gift to the regime—too great a gift to Putin—if he stayed away."
Daniel Roher is the award-winning director behind "Navalny," a film that documents Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's journey from Germany to a Russian jail. Roher was given unprecedented access to Alexei Navalny while he was in Berlin recovering from an attempted assasination, searching for the Russian agents who tried to poison him, and eventually returning to Russia where he was inevitably imprisoned.
"Navalny" offers an intimate portrait of the man intent on undoing Vladimir Putin and his ongoing search for justice. The film premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and is now streaming on HBO Max.
Daniel Roher, documentary filmmaker and director of "Navalny"
Ray Suarez, co-host of WorldAffairs