Refusenik


Synopsis

The definitive work on the subject, this masterful documentary film chronicles the lengthy campaign, begun on a shoestring in the United States, to allow Soviet Jews to emigrate to Israel.  The film features clandestine footage smuggled out of the Soviet Union, interviews with major world figures such as former U. S. Secretary of State George Shultz, Oxford historian Sir Martin Gilbert, and former Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev, as well as all the major refuseniks, including Anatoly Sharansky.

Special Program Follows Movie:
Morey Schapira, who was active in the Bay Area Council on Soviet Jewry, and David Waksberg, a former executive director of the Bay Area Council, will speak after the movie. They are both featured in the film. It is expected that they will be joined by former Refusenik.

Special co-sponsorship: Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley

Thanks for the additional support:
Miriam & Noel Fishman
Sandra Dolmatch

Underwritten by Cyndi Sherman and Stephen Schleimer

Details

Director: Laura Bialis
Producers: Laura Bialis, Stephanie Howard
Country: USA
Language: English, Russian and Hebrew (with subtitles)
Website: http://www.refusenikmovie.com/reviews.php
Running time: 112 minutes
Format: 35mm
Year: 2007
Genre: Documentary


Find more details at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1187354/

Cast & Crew

Director: Laura Bialis
Producers: Laura Bialis, Stephanie Howard

Film Trailer




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