Assistive Technologies

From Slavery to Freedom

1hr 24mins
Directed by
Arkady Kogan
Natan Sharansky

The Midfest screening of the Boston Jewish Film Festival, followed by a conversation with writer Rachel Sharansky Danziger (Natan Sharansky's daughter), moderated by William Novak.

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.

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