Russian news channel 'Dozhd TV' and its fearless founder Natasha Sindeeva struggle to resist mounting pressure from the Kremlin.
Moscow, 2008: Riding the wave of a fairytale love story, wealthy and successful Natasha Sindeeva decides to launch an independent news TV station. Hiring young, unconventional reporters with no track record in government-run media, ‘Dozhd TV’ immediately distinguishes itself from the rest of the country’s news media, unexpectedly becoming a lone island of political and sexual freedom in Putin’s Russia.
It’s not long before the government start closing in on Dozhd. Journalist and insider Vera Krichevskaya films up-close with Natasha and her newsroom crew, as, over ten years, a flight-of-fancy turns into a fight for survival. As Dozhd report on Russian activity in Kiev and Donbas, the Kremlin cracks down, and Sindeeva, fearing for her life, takes Dozhd underground.