From Slavery to Freedom

Showings

Coolidge Corner Theatre Wed, Nov 13 7:00 PM
Fighting against the Soviet system while serving a 13 year prison sentence, Natan Sharansky became a symbol for freedom and national identification.
Coolidge Corner Theatre Thu, Nov 14 1:00 PM
Film Info
Director(s):Arkady Kogan
Country:Israel
Year:2019
Language:Russian
Running Time:84 min
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:New England Premiere
Topic:Anti-Semitism
History
Immigration
Israeli History
Law & Justice
Refugee
Russia/Former Soviet Union

Description

The remarkable life of famous human rights activist, Natan Sharansky. In 1977, Sharansky was charged with spying for America, treason, and anti-Soviet agitation and was sentenced to 13-years of forced labor. No single person symbolizes the era more than he, a “Refusenik” who defied the entire Soviet system in his fight for freedom and national identification. After spending years in prison, he ultimately prevailed, paving the way for all of Soviet Jewry.

 

11/13 Midfest screening followed by a conversation with writer Rachel Sharansky Danziger, Natan Sharansky's daughter, moderated by writer William Novak.

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