Synopsis: FROM SLAVERY TO FREEDOM portrays the story of Soviet “Refuseniks” through the prism of Natan Sharansky’s biography.
In 1977, Sharansky, a famous human rights activist, was arrested on charges of spying for the USA, treason and anti-Soviet agitation.
The film takes you back to a Soviet era where there was an overwhelming sense of fear and insecurity in the face of the system.
No single person symbolizes the era more than Natan Sharansky, who defied the entire Soviet system in his fight for freedom. After spending years in prison he ultimately won the struggle, paving the way for all of the Soviet Jewry.
AVAILABLE FOR 72 HRS STARTING Thursday May 27TH AT 6:00 PM
Jeanette and Eli Reinhard
IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE FILM
Stay for a discussion with former Refusenik and Israeli politician, Natan Sharansky conducted by Joel and Adele Sandberg, parents of Facebook Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg. Mr. and Mrs. Sandberg were extensively involved in the fight for Soviet Jewry.
The interview recording will be available for viewing in the “Post Film Discussions” section, located under the “2021 FEATURED FILMS” section, on the Home page of SVJFF on FFF.
POST-MOVIE CONVERSATION VIA ZOOM MEETING
Sunday, May 30th at 1:00 pm
With Gina Waldman was the executive Director of the Bay Area Council for Soviet Jews.