THE JUMP

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Showings

Online Screening Wed, Nov 11 12:00 PM
This film will be available to stream only in the US and US territories.
Film Details
Country:France
Latvia
Lithuania
Year:2020
Running Time:85
Language:English
Lithuanian
Director:Giedre Žickyte
Executive Producer:Vesna Cudic
Daniel Chalfen
Producer:Giedre Žickyte
Uldis Cekulis
Editor:Thomas Ernst
Danielius Kokanauskis
Cinematographer:Rimvydas Leipus
Composer:Kipras Mašanauskas
Website:http://www.moonmakers.lt/portfolio-items/the-jump/?portfolioCats=8%2C7%2C11
DOC NYC
Sales Agent:MetFilm Sales
Event Years:2020
Festival Section:Investigations
Film Genres:History
Human Rights
International
Law & Justice
Politics
War & Conflict
Women Directors
North American Premiere

Description

Runner Up: Audience Award DOC NYC 2020

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE |  In 1970, off the coast of Cape Cod, Lithuanian sailor Simas Kudirka jumped from his Soviet ship onto a US Coast Guard vessel seeking asylum. Denied refuge by the American crew, Simas was sentenced to a Soviet labor camp for treason, sparking an international cause célèbre. As his dramatic case played out in the media and up through the highest levels of the US government, this ordinary man became a symbol for freedom-seeking refugees everywhere.

Included with the screening ticket is an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Giedre Žickyte (Director), immediately following the film.

DOC NYC Live event: Monday, Nov. 23 at 1 ET on Facebook Live– Filmmaker Giedre Žickyte and Uldis Cekulis discuss this Cold War story about a Lithuanian sailor Simas Kudirka who tried to jump onto a US Coast Guard vessel to seek asylum.