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CNN Sets Premiere Date for Russian Dissident Doc ‘Navalny’

CNN and CNN+ have set an April 24 premiere date for Daniel Roher’s feature documentary Navalny, an edge-of-your-seat thriller about Russian dissident Alexei Navalny and fellow investigators trying to unmask Russian security agents who allegedly poisoned him in August 2020 for opposing Vladimir Putin. Navalny will bow on CNN in North America and on the […]

‘Navalny’ Director Talks Shooting Harrowing Russian Dissident Doc: “We Were Catching Something Remarkable and Historic”

Despite having made only his second feature documentary, Navalny director Daniel Roher is good at pitches. Back in 2017 in an L.A. recording studio, Roher had to sell fellow Toronto native Robbie Robertson on his vision for a film about the rock legend. “Kid, let’s make trouble together,” Robertson eventually told the precocious director before […]

‘Navalny’: Film Review | Sundance 2022

Daniel Roher's documentary looks at the life of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in the aftermath of an assassination attempt on his life.