The Carpetbagger: Mother Russia Crashes the Oscars
The Oscar-nominated filmmakers behind “Last Men in Aleppo” and “Icarus” are grappling with a very real vexation: fear of Russian meddling.
Psst, have you heard? Russia is sowing divisiveness in an effort to sway voters, or worse. But this time the target isn’t a coming election but the Oscars, according to one of two filmmakers whose documentaries have been nominated for Academy Awards and drawn the ire of President Vladimir V. Putin.That filmmaker, Feras Fayyad, spent nearly two years with several members of the White Helmets, th...
Read more news from nytimes