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Born 1974, Aleksei Pivovarov is a Russian TV journalist, documentary maker and producer. In 2008 he became a managing editor and a prime time news anchor at NTV, the largest independent television network in Russia with an estimated viewing audience of over 100 million people. In recent years Aleksei wrote, produced and presented five docudramas about World War II. Based on thorough research, newly released historic documents and interviews with experts and surviving witnesses, each film sheds new light on events of the recent past, deviating significantly from the version imposed by official soviet historiography. All five films generated a wide response among the public. One of the films, Rzhev: General Zhukov’s Unknown Battle was awarded a special prize at the 2009 NIKA Ceremony (the Russian Oscar). In 2011 Aleksei participated in a joint Russian-German documentary project about the events leading up to World War II, acting as producer and one of the on-screen presenters. In 2010 Aleksei was the recipient of Russian GQ’s Media Person of the Year Award.
THE TERM (2014)
RZHEV: GENERAL ZHUKOV’S UNKNOWN BATTLE (2009), TV
MOSCOW. FALL OF 1941 (2010), TV
THE CAPTIVE HEROES OF BREST (2010), TV
BETRAYAL: THE STORY OF VLASOV’S SECOND SHOCK ARMY (2011), TV
JUNE 22, 1941: FATEFUL DECISIONS (2011), TV
Srok (Orig.) / 2014 / Estonia, Russia / 52 min
This documentary project was conceived in May 2012, when Putin had just settled into the Kremlin for his third term. The original experimental format of “documentary bulletins,” which were published daily online, allowed for wide-ranging content; the feature film focused solely on the members of various opposition groups...