Q&A

Sheffield DocFest Spotlights: Of Caravan and the Dogs

Runtime: 1h 29min Certificate: TBC

Details

Runtime: 1h 29min Certificate: TBC
Topics: Sociopolitical

With unparalleled access, Of Caravan and the Dogs follows a group of independent journalists and activists in Russia whose criticism of the war in Ukraine leads to their censorship and exile.

‘There’s such a thing as self-respect’, muses one journalist in a staff meeting called to discuss the ethics of publishing under new, arcane censorship laws.

Structured around a countdown to war, the film intercuts tense meetings between newspaper staff with footage of Russian police ransacking media offices, televised broadcasts by Putin, large-scale protests in Russia and on-the-ground footage from an embattled Ukraine.

The film is both a powerful exploration of the personal dilemmas of people living under strict repression and a unique perspective on resistance movements within a notoriously hermetic state.

The screening on Tue 30 July will be followed by a filmmaker Q&A. 

This screening will be Open Captioned and the Q&A will be Signed – a British Sign Language interpreter will be visible on stage throughout the event.

In this joint curation between Bertha DocHouse and Sheffield DocFest, audiences are invited to discover the gems, highlights and new voices in non-fiction cinema which premiered in the past festival edition.

Screening times and booking

Tue 30th Jul 18:20
Q&A

Prices

Q&A: £12.50 (£10 concessions)

Prices

Q&A: £12.50 (£10 concessions)

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