Boulder Jewish Film Festival: From Slavery to Freedom

Date: March 9, 2020
Time: 11:00 am
Location:  Show map
Boedecker Theater
2590 Walnut St.
Contact: Jodi ZicklinEmail:

Natan Sharansky cuts a suitably heroic figure in this overdue portrait of a man who defied the entire Soviet system in his fight for freedom and national identification, ultimately paving the way for all Soviet Jewry. The face of the Refusenik movement, Sharansky was found guilty of high treason in 1977 and served eleven years hard labor; through his bravery and that of his wife Avital, he and many other Russian Jews were finally allowed to emigrate. He would go on to become Chairman of the Executive of the Jewish Agency and receive the Israeli Prize, the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Born in Siberia and trained in Moscow, director Arkady Kogan now lives and works in Israel, and his perspective reflects his cultural identities.

"From Slavery to Freedom" premiered in a screening for the Israeli Parliament

Natan Sharansky is the 2020 recipient of the Genesis Prize, often referred to as the Jewish Nobel.

Talkback with former Boulder Action for Soviet Jewry volunteers

Directed by Arkady Kogan
95 Minutes
In Russian, Hebrew, and English with English Subtitles
Israel: 2018

Tuesday, March 10 | Boedecker Theater | Screening at 4 pm | $13 in advance, $15 at the door | PURCHASE TICKETS