Aleksandr MARUTYAN
Александр МАРУТЯН
Aleksandr MAROUTIAN
Russia, 2010, 53mn 
Colour, documentary
The Arithmetic of Freedom
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Арифметика свободы

 

 L'Arithmétique de la liberté

 Arifmetika svobody

 
Directed by : Aleksandr MARUTYAN (Александр МАРУТЯН)
Writing credits : Vladimir DVINSKY (Владимир ДВИНСКИЙ), Aleksandr MARUTYAN (Александр МАРУТЯН)
Cinematography : Viktor DURANDIN (Виктор ДУРАНДИН)
Other persons :
Виктория ШЕПЕЛЕВА, Антон ВЬЮРКОВ, Андрей ИВАНОВ, Роман ЩЕБАЛИН, Анна ДВИНСКАЯ
 

Plot synopsis
The film tells the story of the only successful rebellion of prisoners in a concentration camp (Sobibor, Poland) during World War II. Over 250 thousand Jews from Lithuania, Poland, the Netherlands, France, Czechoslovakia and USSR were murdered in Sobibor. The film uses some of the footage from 1980 in which Alexander Pechersky, who organized the rebellion, tells his story, as well as interviews with other camp prisoners, including Thomas Blatt, Haim Engel, Semion Rozenfeld, Alexei Vaitsen, Esther Raab, Regina Zelinsky, Ulius Shelvis.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Annual Independent Russian-American Documentary Film Festival in New York​ (Tribeca), New York (USA), 2011