From Slavery To Freedom

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 and national identification.

Director: Arkady Kogan

Producer: Alexander Levin



Duration: 84 min.
Date of Release: 2019
Country of Production: Israel

Shooting Format: HD
Language: Russian
Subtitles: English

Festivals & Awards

  • Kyiv Jewish Forum, Ukraine , 2019

  • Washington Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2019

  • Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema, Chicago, 2019
    Winner, Honourable Mention

Involved Broadcasters

Israel Plus Channel 9

World Sales


Biography, History, Human Interest / Social Issues, Jewish Topics, Personal Stories, Portrait, Social Issues