Chechnya: Who killed Natacha? by Sauloy, Mylene
This documentary examines the silencing of voices of dissent in Russia. Like her friend Anna Politkovskaya, journalist and human rights defender Natacha, or Natalya Estemirova sought to publicise what was happening in war ridden Chechnya. Her fight for justice ended up in several death threats from Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov. In July 2009, Estemirova was found dead by the side of the road near Grozny.
Natalya Estemirova was a historian and worked as journalist since 1991.She gathered evidence on human rights violations since the beginning of the second chechen war. In 2000, she started her work at the foundation Memorial Human Rights Center. During the last years, Estemirova received multiple awards for human rights. Estemirova worked with investigating journalist Anna Politkovskaya and human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov, both of whom were also murdered.