Blue flyer held with human hands displaying a sketch of Alexei Navalny's face

‘Navalny’ Documentary Screening, Expert Discussion Open to the Public

In response to Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s recent death, Navalny, a documentary focused on his 2020 poisoning and life thereafter, will be screened at 1002 Cruess Hall at UC Davis on Feb. 26 at 5:30 p.m. The screening is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary.

The film, which was released in 2022, won last year’s Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

A discussion and Q&A led by College of Letters and Science professors Josephine Andrews (political science), Ian Campbell (history) and Jenny Kaminer (Russian) will follow the screening, which is sponsored by the Department of German and Russian.

“The film gives such a compelling portrait of (Navalny’s) humor, his bravery and his passion for envisioning a different future for Russia,” Kaminer said. “The events occurring in Russia now are so consequential for the current world order, and our campus and local community can learn so much from this expert-led discussion.”

Navalny died Feb. 16 while in custody of Russian authorities in an Arctic prison. He was serving a 28-year sentence.

Three faculty from left to right: Ian Campbell (history), Jenny Kaminer (Russian), Josephine Andrews (political science)
Q&A discussion after screening of "Navalny" will be led by (pictured, from left): Ian Campbell, associate professor of history; Jenny Kaminer, department chair and professor of Russian; and Josephine Andrews, associate professor of political science.

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