Discussion with Jamison Firestone and Leonidas Donskis: Magnitski's case

When? October 21, 15:30
Where? Open Society Fund Lithuania, Conference hall, Didžioji str. 5, Vilnius

Significant part of this year's "Ad Hoc: Inconvenient Films" Festival programme is dedicated to postsoviet countries issues, especially - corruption. This is why Festival is opened with documentary „Justice for Sergei“, which talks about one of the biggest corruption affairs in Russia's history. Sergei Magnitski, who was falsely accused, died in Russian prison because of this case.

Moderator: Sergejus Muravjovas, head of „Transparency International“ Lithuanian Chapter.
: Discussion with Jamison Firestone, the protogonist of „Justice for Sergei“, lawyer, colleague and friend of Sergei Magnitski, who knew him for more then 15 years and prof. dr. Leonidas Donskis, member of European Parliament.

 Language: English

 Film online: http://www.justiceforsergei.com/video.php or join the screening after the discussion on October 21, 18:00 at cinema „Pasaka“ (small hall).


Sergei Magnitski case

Almost two years ago, on the 16 November, Sergei Magnicki has died. This case, which, in fact, is still pending, attracted international attention due to its scale of corruption and non-compliance with justice of highest levels off Russian officers.

- The Economist

- Washington Post

- After Sergei Magnitski's death „Transparency International“ has granted him the „Integrity Award“. This Award is granted annually to people for outstanding fight against corruption.


Justice for Sergei
Netherlands/2011/62 min
Directors: Hans Hermans, Martin Maat

Justice for Sergei is the award winning documentary film on Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian lawyer who died in November 2009 at the age of 37 under excruciating circumstances in a Moscow detention centre, still awaiting trial. His death fuelled international outrage, but inside Russia the corrupt government officials responsible were never brought to justice. Justice for Sergei tells the story of an ordinary man who paid the ultimate price while trying to expose the extraordinary corruption gripping Russia today.  The documentary was broadcasted in several countries and the 62-minute director's cut has screened at major European film festivals this spring. It was awarded First Price in the Human Rights Competition at the 'Docudays' Film Festival in Kiev, Ukraine.