VLAST (Power) is a documentary on how liberty and the rule of law have become casualties in modern Russia through the lens of Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s imprisonment. Director Cathryn Collins interviews Khodorkovsky’s family, associates and politicians to create a picture of how Khodorkovsky’s pro-democracy actions were stiffled as Russia marched towards a more authoritative government.
Vlast (Power) takes an unvarnished look at the consolidation of power in an oil-dependent Russia, revealing a frightening picture of repression and retribution reminiscent of Stalin’s regime.
VLAST (Power) premiers at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City on Monday, February 22, 2010 at 8:30pm with another showing on Wednesday, February 24, 1010 at 4:30p at MoMA. Director Cathryn Collins and other Khodorkovsky associates will be on hand to answer questions after each showing. Tickets can be purchased here. More information here.