Connect with us
'F@ck This Job' review: The importance of having a voice

Movie Reviews

‘F@ck This Job’ review: The importance of having a voice

Not the type of rallying cry you expect.

F@ck This Job is a story about sticking it to the Man while standing up for what you believe in. It is about a woman who refuses to be held down by the government. It is also tells the story of someone who comes from a privileged background and is sometimes not in tune with what is going on in the world. Overall, it is a tale about the importance of free press. 

When Natalya Sindeyva started the television station Dozhd, the idea was for it to be about fun pop culture fluff. Even in its earliest days, it was clear that it would be something different, however. More than half of the staff were gay, which is a major decision for a country that legally made queer people second class citizens. It was not long before the station became the leading source of news for many. 

Listen to the latest episode of the AIPT Movies Podcast!

Director Vera Krichevskaya was a founding producer of the station, but left within a year. This gives F@ck This Job additional insider access in telling its story. The film is able to spread its wings and tell a story that is as much about the change in Sindeyva as it is in Russia. F@ck This Job begins with a frivolous woman living in an optimistic country. Over time Dozhd shifts from a station about glamour to one that tackles the hard hitting issues Putin’s Russia does not want to be known. As the channel shares more stories with its audience, the country puts up more roadblocks to prevent them from reporting.

f@ck this job

The attacks by the Russian government take a toll on the station and on Sindeyva herself. Financial ruin is eminent as Dozhd goes from being broadcast to millions of viewers to being streamed on YouTube from an apartment. Sindeyva loses most of her personal fortune and her husband divorces her. It is a case of truth being stranger – and scarier – than fiction. 

F@ck This Job is a powerful documentary that chronicles the changes in Russia while also showing the affects on one women. It highlights the importance of free press while also making it clear that those voices also have to put themselves at great risk. Its narrative may be specific to one country, but its message is global.

Join the AIPT Patreon

Want to take our relationship to the next level? Become a patron today to gain access to exclusive perks, such as:

  • ❌ Remove all ads on the website
  • 💬 Join our Discord community, where we chat about the latest news and releases from everything we cover on AIPT
  • 📗 Access to our monthly book club
  • 📦 Get a physical trade paperback shipped to you every month
  • 💥 And more!
Sign up today
Comments

In Case You Missed It

Sick and disturbed: Daniel Hillyard and Doug Wagner unpack new series 'Plush' Sick and disturbed: Daniel Hillyard and Doug Wagner unpack new series 'Plush'

Sick and disturbed: Daniel Hillyard and Doug Wagner unpack new series ‘Plush’

Comic Books

DC Comics Preview: Batman #130 DC Comics Preview: Batman #130

DC Comics Preview: Batman #130

Comic Books

Captain Marvel #43 Captain Marvel #43

‘Captain Marvel’ #43 reunites Carol with the X-Men

Comic Books

DC Preview: The New Golden Age #1 DC Preview: The New Golden Age #1

DC Preview: The New Golden Age #1

Comic Books

Connect
Newsletter Signup