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Set in and around a lift, the location of her death, Badac’s new piece follows the life, work and assassination of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Exploring her exposure of human rights abuses committed during the second Russian/Chechnya war and its aftermath. The drama features specific events that Politkovskaya reported while recreating some of the horrors she faced in her pursuit of justice.
An intense study of the persecution, imprisonment, torture and murder that journalists suffer globally while striving to bring human rights abuses to the attention of the world.
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