Letter to Anna| 1hr : 22mins
Director: Eric Bergkraut | Producer: Eric Bergkraut
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: Canada
The story of journalist Politkovskajaâ€™s death:
On October 7, 2006, Vladimir Putinâ€™s 54th birthday, the journalist Anna Politkovskaja was shot in the lift of her Moscow home. Annaâ€™s death was a personal tragedy: she had just learnt that she was to become a grandmother. But the murder is a political act, for Politkovskaja was the Presidentâ€™s fiercest critic. Why was she shot in cold blood, this elegant woman who was always on the side of the weak and those who had no rights? Was it because of the stance she took against the war in Chechnya â€“ a war that was virtually ignored in the world at large and yet became a turning point in Annaâ€™s life?
â€“ LETTER TO ANNA â€“ a personal, but also political, quest.