National Press Club

Screening, discussion of documentary film, "Putin's Witnesses,' Jan. 16

January 16, 2019 | By Emily Wilkins |

The National Press Club will screen "Putin’s Witnesses" a documentary film that Variety called “riveting” and “incensed," Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. in the Murrow White Lisagor Conference Rooms.

The event is free for Club members and $5 for non-members. Tickets are available online.

Years after spending considerable time filming Putin at close quarters in his capacity as head of documentaries for Russian national television, Russian filmmaker Vitaly Mansky's "Putin’s Witness" documents the events that followed the unexpected resignation of Russian President Boris Yeltsin in December 1999 and brought Vladimir Putin to power.

“My testimony is very important not only for Russian society -- to cure it from an advanced illness, but also to other countries -- to prevent them from losing their freedom,” Mansky said.

Following the screening, a panel discussion featuring Mansky is planned.