At a time when there are rumblings of a new Cold War, Frontlne club screening of a documentary looking at the protests against Putin's rule within Russia couldn't be more timely.
The Term tells the unique inside story of the Russian opposition movement as Vladimir Putin settles into the Kremlin for a third term. Directors Alexey Pivovarov and Alexander Rastorguev gained exclusive access to anti-corruption blogger Aleksei Navalny and other key opposition figures, including Putin’s god-daughter, Ksenia Sobchak, and Solidarnost leader, Ilya Yashin.
Undercover footage from the front line of opposition protest rallies and intimate discussions among opposition leaders give The Term testimonial value, providing an insight into the lives of men and women for whom protest has become their raison d’être. It also provides a chilling discourse on democratic rights and freedoms in Russia, the attitude of state power toward differently thinking groups, and the tendency of the masses to seek out charismatic leaders.
Directed by Alexey Pivovarov and Alexander Rastorguev