Wednesday, February 4, 2009

"Refusenik" Documentary Showing Sunday, March 8

Touro Law Center will be hosting the Long Island premiere of the documentary film "Refusenik," directed by Laura Bialis. "Refusenik" is the first retrospective film to chronicle the 30-year international movement to free Soviet Jews. What started as a small grassroots movement bold enough to take on a Cold War superpower blossomed into an international human rights crusade that engaged the disempowered and world leaders alike. Told through the eyes of activists on both sides of the Iron Curtain - many of whom survived punishment in Soviet Gulag labor camps - the film is a tapestry of first-person accounts of heroism, sacrifice, and ultimately, liberation.

The film will be shown at Touro Law Center in Central Islip on Sunday, March 8 at 3 p.m., followed by a question and answer session with writer and producer Laura Bialis at 5 p.m. There is a requested donation of $10. Please RSVP to Aimee Pearlman at (631) 761-7064 or

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