Artisans of Liberty: Political Dissidents in Eastern Europe (Ruth Zylberman)


Date: Apr 30, 2013

Directed by Ruth Zylberman, 2010, 100 min.

Artisans of Liberty traces the political and moral combat waged by Eastern European dissidents from 1956 to 1989. The film focuses on the creation of the democratic opposition and the Solidarity movement in Poland, on Charter 77 in Czechoslovakia, and on the rise of the underground literary movement in Hungary. Through the stories of individuals in Prague, Warsaw, and Budapest, Artisans of Liberty recounts thirty years of totalitarianism and anti-totalitarian struggles. At a time when the end of communism was a quixotic hope, it tells the story of the men and women who rejected fear and repression to become voices of conscience and resistance.

Co-sponsored by the Blinken European Institute, Harriman Institute, and Alliance Program.

Date: Apr 30, 2013

Directed by Ruth Zylberman, 2010, 100 min.

Artisans of Liberty traces the political and moral combat waged by Eastern European dissidents from 1956 to 1989. The film focuses on the creation of the democratic opposition and the Solidarity movement in Poland, on Charter 77 in Czechoslovakia, and on the rise of the underground literary movement in Hungary. Through the stories of individuals in Prague, Warsaw, and Budapest, Artisans of Liberty recounts thirty years of totalitarianism and anti-totalitarian struggles. At a time when the end of communism was a quixotic hope, it tells the story of the men and women who rejected fear and repression to become voices of conscience and resistance.

Co-sponsored by the Blinken European Institute, Harriman Institute, and Alliance Program.

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