A documentary film From Slavery to Freedom, directed by Arkady Kogan, was shown in a private screening as part of the KJF programme.
The film portrays the story of Soviet "Refuseniks" through the prism of Natan Sharansky's life. In 1977, Sharansky, a famous human rights activist, was arrested on charges of spying, treason and anti-Soviet agitation.
The film returns the viewer to the Soviet era, a time of fear and insecurity. The life of Natan Sharansky, who defied the system as he fought for freedom and his national identity, is a great example of the struggles of that era. After a long imprisonment, he emerged victorious, paving the way for all of the Soviet Jewry.
The film has been made possible with the support of Genesis Philanthropy Group.