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A deeply immersed and urgent film that reveals the cost of standing up to Vladimir Putin and telling the truth about modern Russia. We follow a whistleblower from inside Russia's poison programme as he attempts to escape, a prominent political activist who is poisoned twice and now stands trial for treason, and the man exposing Putin's murder machine as he is forced to go on the run himself.

The Filmmakers

James Jones Director & Producer

James Jones is an Emmy-winning British director. He has a long-standing fascination with Russia after living there many years ago and speaking the language. His films include Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes which aired on HBO and won a BAFTA and a Cinema Eye Honors award. His recent series Wanted: The Escape of Carlos Ghosn was released to critical acclaim on Apple TV last year. Other films include On The President's Orders, a searing investigation into the deadly war on drugs in the Philippines, which played at festivals around the world, and Mosul, which aired on PBS and Channel 4, and won an Emmy and an Overseas Press Club Award.

Festivals & Awards

Tribeca Film Festival


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