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In the Shadow of Sakharov

Oct. 15, 1991
90 minutes

Frontline recounts the saga of Andrei Sakharov, the nuclear physicist turned human-rights advocate who became the father of the Soviet democracy movement. With unique access to Sakharov's family and friends, the film documents Sakharov's life across seven decades of Communist rule in the USSR and traces his struggle to teach his country and the world important lessons about the moral power of the human spirit.

Producer(s): Sherry Jones

Awards: The San Francisco International Film Festival Award 1991 Special Jury Award


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