From Slavery to Freedom

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2019
  • 84 min.

From Slavery to Freedom

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2019
  • 84 min.

Synopsis

We would like to tell the story of a generation (or even two generations) of Jews who grew up in the USSR, many of them raised by atheist parents who were Communists and internationalists and considered the word "Jew" a curse rather than a nationality. During their college years, Israel's victory in the Six Day War inspired them and aroused their Jewish identity. They started raising questions and seeking answers. It is the story of dissidents, refuseniks, Zionist activists, Jewish seminars, trials, prison camps, the collapse of the Soviet Union and finally, of the Great Russian Aliya of the 1990's. No single person symbolizes the era more than Natan Sharansky. Thus, our film will tell the story of the era through the private life of a man, who was able to defeat his inner slave; who defied the entire Soviet system in his fight for freedom and national identification, spent years in prison and won the struggle, paving the way for all of Soviet Jewry, who followed his example several years later

Credits

Director(s)

Arkady Kogan

Producer(s)

Alexander Levin

Executive Producer(s)

Alexander Levin

Cinematography

Anatoliy Petriga, Mark Inberg, Mikhail Dal, Andrey Vetoshkin, David Rudoy, Denis Paduchev, Beata Bubenetz

Editor

Evgeniya Shustikov

Original Language

Russian

Subtitles

English

Animation

Liza Skvortsova

Broadcaster

Channel 9 - Israel

Sound Desig

Galina Siver

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