We're excited to announce that Lawfare will be hosting a screening of the documentary Icarus on October 19 at the Brookings Institution. Director Bryan Fogel, producer Dan Cogan, Brookings President Strobe Talbott, and the Atlantic's Julia Ioffe will join Benjamin Wittes for a panel discussion following the screening. Join us for What 'Icarus' tells us about Russia's meddling in international affairs: A film screening & discussion:
Russia’s state-sanctioned doping program ran from 2011 to 2015, successfully hid 312 positive drug tests from the worldwide anti-doping agency, and effectively corrupted the Olympic games. The documentary “Icarus” explores the government’s role in the scandal and the integrated interests of Russia’s political leaders and its sports establishment. While the film focuses on the doping scandal, it offers viewers context to help them imagine and understand likely scenarios regarding Russia’s attempts to tamper with the American electoral system in 2016.
“Icarus” debuted on Netflix on August 4, 2017 and has been featured at festivals around the world. Exemplifying the special bond between filmmaker and subject, this is a vital portrait of the sacrifice some people will make to stand up for truth.
The event will take place in the Falk Auditorium of the Brookings Institution on October 19. Light refreshments will be served at 4:30 pm, and the screening will start at 5:00 pm. Click here to register for the event and to find out more information.