Movie about slain journalist Baburova shown in Moscow
Baburova and Markelov. Photos from website news.ru.msn.com
Movie about slain journalist Baburova shown in Moscow A film about the young journalist Anastasia Baburova was shown on November 16 at the Moscow House of Journalists. She had been killed along with lawyer Stanislav Markelov on January 19, 2009 in downtown Moscow.
The second screening of the film will be held on 19 November at 19:00 at the Andrei Sakharov Museum and Public Center. Following the screening, there will be a discussion of the movie with a panel of invited experts.
The show of the controversial Valery Balayan's movie 'Love me, please' had been denied at such film festivals as "Profession: Journalist" and "Stalker". The reason for the film withdrawal was the safety of the spectators and participants.
After the film was shown at the Novosibirsk State University, unknown persons began shooting from a traumatic gun right in the hall. There were from 20 to 30 attackers. One of the students, who came to watch the film, was shot in the face.
The persons involved in the murder case, Nikita Tikhonov and his common law wife Eugenia Khasis are members of nationalist organizations. Lawyer Markelov and journalist Baburova reportedly belonged to the anti-fascist circles. In any case, these two were people of good will who wanted to live in a free multicultural and tolerant society. Unfortunately, very soon they gained enemies who had other views on the future of Russia.