Age Of No Fear

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Energized by social media, Russian teenagers protest Vladimir Putin’s regime, facing pressure from police, schools and their parents.

Yaroslav, Pavel and Roman have lived their entire lives under Russian President Vladimir Putin’s rule. They are too young to vote, but want their voices to be heard ahead of the election in 2018. They joined the protest movement along with thousands of teenagers, responding to a video published by politician Alexey Navalny, the leader of the opposition to Putin. The energy of the new protesters shocked observers ​in Russia and abroad, but facing arrests, threats from their teachers and concern of their parents, the teens​ find they ​have to make a choice – if the stakes are too high to continue their activism.

Directed by Olga Slobodchikova (USA)

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