Justice for Sergei
Hans Hermans / Martin Maat
Festival year: 2011
Poignant portrait of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who paid the ultimate price for denouncing corruption in Russia. In November 2009, pending his trial, he died under dubious circumstances in a Moscow detention centre. While his death spurred international outcry, the Russian authorities remained silent.
In Justice for Sergei, Magnitsky’s family, friends and former colleagues face the camera to speak about the man who campaigned for justice ever since he was a child, even during his unlawful detention. And how he stood up against corruption in his country, which was to prove fatal to him.
Russia, United Kingdom, Netherlands, The 2011, 64 min.
Spoken language: Russian, English
Official website: http://www.justiceforsergei.com
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