Movie screening: The Dissident
Auditorium at Veröld - Vigdís' house
Grigory Pasko – the Ukrainian-Russian journalist and former prisoner of conscience, has for years been an active critic of the Russian government and has concerned himself with environmental issues in particular. The Documentary The Dissident covers ten years of Pasko's work, after he starts his journalistic investigation of Nord Stream – a project to build a huge gasline from Nortern Russia through the North Sea and to Western Europe. Pasko's critical discussion of Nord Stream has put him in opposition to the Russian authorities and his fight to save independent critical journalism in Russia as exposed many of the worst sides of Russian authoritarianism. The reaction to his work also raises questions about the willingness and capability of the Russian state to face many pressing problems such as climate change.
Grigory Pasko and the film maker Helga Brekkan will attend the screening and answer questions.