But the real red pill was a documentary by Russian filmmaker Andrei Nekrasov, which came to my attention a few weeks ago. Titled ‘The Magnitsky Act – Behind The Scenes’, it does a magisterial job of depicting how the director initially took Browder’s story on faith, only to end up questioning everything.
The docudrama dissects, disassembles and dismantles Browder’s narrative, as Nekrasov – by no means a Putin apologist – delves deeper down into the rabbit hole. The director had set out to make a poignant film about Magnitsky’s tragedy, but became increasingly troubled as the facts he uncovered didn’t stack up with Browder’s account, he claims. The ‘aha’ moment arrives when Nekrasov appears to show solid proof that Magnitsky blew no whistle.