Using TV Rain founder Natalya Sindeyeva’s story, the film maps the station’s stormy history and shows what it takes to provide independent news in Putin’s Russia.
Natasha spends every party dancing, drives a pink Porsche and has a crazy idea: starting her own Russian TV station named TV Dozhd (Rain). In 2008 she starts from zero, finding her main investor through a fairy-tale marriage to a rich banker. “For me, rain is an adventure,” she calls out, dancing barefoot in the rain on the roof of her station’s new headquarters, happy her dream is coming true. As CEO, she assembles an effective team and over the next few years, despite some initial snags, transforms a relaxation channel into an important player in the field of independent journalism. But as her stations gives more airtime to anti-government voices, it encounters increasing resistance from the regime. How far will things escalate?
Interesting places nearby
Scala University Cinema (Univerzitní kino Scala)
University cinema located in the very heart of Brno
One of the most distinctive independent troupes in Brno
TIC Galleries (Galerie TIC)
The galleries focus on the presentation of contemporary art.
Cabinet of the Muses (Kabinet múz)
Located in Sukova Street since the beginning of the 1990s
Experimental stage located in an intimate basement area