Tango with Putin (aka: F@ck this Job) Screening and Discussion

Film Screening
Event Format
In person
Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Tango with Putin is a documentary about Russian television station Dozhd (aka TV Rain). Conceived as a funky lifestyle channel by owner Natasha Sindeyeva, TV Rain provoked constant governmental ire with its courageous dedication to independent and critical reporting. For 12 years, TV Rain was the only independent news TV station in Russia. Originally titled “F@ck This Job” (heard blurted by a reporter at a tumultuous Ukraine demonstration), the film is directed by Vera Krichevskaya, once a producer at the station, who reveals how TV Rain suffered threats, cyberattacks, evictions, and designated a “foreign agent” by the Kremlin. TV Rain was shut down by the Russian state on the 6th day of the war in Ukraine, on March 1st, 2022. This is an exceptional story about two tenacious female founders, truthtellers, and leaders.

Watch the trailer here. 


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