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New York Premiere Event (May 11, 2008)

Natan Sharansky was in attendance for a Q & A after the film. Many activists, including Glenn and Lenore Richter, and many of their colleagues, came out in force.

3 Responses to “New York Premiere Event (May 11, 2008)”

  1. Nicole Says:

    What an amazing film. I am so impressed, and words cannot begin to
    describe how important this film is. I want to tell you that my grandparents were Refusenik’s. My parents immigrated from Kiev in 1978, leaving my grandparents behind thinking that they would never see them again. Fortunately years later, my grandparents were allowed to leave the Soviet Union, and they immigrated to Los Angeles, where my family is living together now.

    Your film is so important, and tells a story that so few people know about.
    I have recommended it to many of my friends and family in Los Angeles.
    They will be seeing it soon! It’s just a shame it isn’t being shown
    in more cities throughout the US.
    Congratulations on a wonderful, and historic accomplishment.
    Nicole

  2. Morris Sacks Says:

    Hope it’s shown in New York again. Hard to believe that it’s been 40 years.

  3. Natalie Rosenberg Says:

    Dear Laura,
    I just wanted to say thank you for making this wonderful film and reiterate that it had a profound impact on me on so many levels. All of your hard work and dedication to this project deserves an immeasurable gratitude from our community. By seeing your film, I gained a historical context for my life today. It really helped me have a frame of reference. Some of the things I saw in the film just validated what I already knew but I also learned a lot about Russian and Jewish history.
    While your film is a celebration of an important historical era, it is also an acknowledgement of one’s individual voice. In a sense, seeing my life on screen is a validation of my experience; it gave me a sense of belonging to a global Jewish community and made me feel more connected.
    Even more than understanding the past is focusing on our future. Seeing your film gave me hope, inspiration and a desire to follow through on my ideas of making a difference. In short, thank you for inspiring us. Thank you for recording our story. I hope you know that you have been a catalyst for tremendous change.

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