Human Rights Dox

The New Greatness Case

Finland, Norway, Croatia
2022 — 92' / Color



Anya (17) was an ordinary teenager who dreamed of making life in Russia better. In March 2018, she was arrested and incarcerated on fabricated charges of extremism. Three years later, her mother continues her desperate fight to prove her daughter’s innocence.

Director Biography

Anna Shishova-Bogolubova was born in Moscow in 1986. Graduated from Moscow State University and VGIK. From 2012 to 2013 Anna participated in exchanging program between VGIK and SADA (Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts, Sweden). In 2016 Anna participated in AFS international documentary workshop organized by the U.S. Department of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Anna’s diploma film “Katia” got “Laurel” National Award in cinema and television for Best Art Film in 2013 and went on to win numerous awards at Russian and international film festivals. Anna’s second documentary “On the Edge” won a Jury Prize at Artdocfest IFF in 2014. The film international premiere was at Krakow IFF.

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Anna Shishova


Iikka Vehkalahti

Sinisa Juricic

Torstein Grude

Vlad Ketkovich


Alexandra Ivanova


Waltteri Vanhanen


Tihomir Vrbanec


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