2022Doc10: ‘Nalvany’ Inspired by Current Headlines at Doc10

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CHICAGO – Doc10, the yearly Chicago documentary film festival, is on the FINAL DAY on May 22nd, 2022, with the films (click links) NALVALNY (1pm, see below), A HOUSE MADE OF SPLINTERS (4pm), and WE FEED PEOPLE (7pm).

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”Nalvany” is the story of Alexei Nalvany, the highest profile anti-Putin activist in Russia, has been familiar in current events, especially a mysterious poisoning which led to his exile. But the reasons for his actions are ardently revealed in the documentary “Navalny,” the U.S. Audience Award honoree at Sundance. Navalny ran for President against Putin, was the the founder of the Anti Corruption Foundation in Mother Russia and has been a constant thorn in Vladimir’s side … so much so that Putin never refers to him by name. The main story in the doc is the amazing online support that Navalny receives, including organizations that helped him uncover (quite remarkably) the circumstances of his poisoning. The real-life intrigue – which includes Navalny’s return to Russia after his recovery – is miles above and more outrageous than any fiction, mostly because the implications of his status is the lubricant that could loosen the iron grid that Putin has on his country and the rest of the world. A must see. Director Daniel Roher, as well as Producers Diane Becker and Shane Boris, will be in attendance for a post-film Q&A.

’Nalvany’ is at Doc10 on May 22nd, 2022
Photo credit: Doc10.org

The Doc10 Film premieres TEN highly curated documentary films in Chicago. Since 2015, Doc10 has developed a reputation as a premier festival on the awards circuit. The fest is curated by the Chicago Media Project (CMP), a nonprofit and member-supported organization that provides great documentary films and social impact media to Chicago, as well as nationally, to promote, foster interest and generate engagement for documentary projects through many unique avenues.

The 2022 DOC 10 Film Festival runs through May 22th, at the David Theater, 4614 North Lincoln, Chicago. For the DOC 10 website, click here.

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