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Multiple Academy Award nominee Agnieszka Holland (Europa Europa, Spoor, In Darkness) brings to the screen the extraordinary untold story of Gareth Jones, an ambitious young Welsh journalist who travelled to the Soviet Union in 1933 and uncovered the appalling truth behind the Soviet “utopia” and Stalin’s regime.
Jones gained fame for being the first foreign journalist to fly with Hitler. Whilst working as an advisor to Lloyd George, he is looking for his next big story. The Soviet “utopia” is all over the news, and Jones is intrigued as to how Stalin is financing the rapid modernisation of the Soviet Union. He quits his job and travels to Moscow. Initially a regular news investigation, Jones’ quest quickly turns into a life-or-death journey… helping inspire George Orwell’s famous allegory Animal Farm.
Sunday 16th June