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The Invisible Front was the code name used by the Soviet Interior Forces for the armed resistance in the occupied territories of the former Soviet Union. This resistance sprang to life without almost any outside support in 1940 and again in 1944, continuing in various forms, armed and unarmed, until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. This is the story of one of the twentieth centuries most significant anti-soviet resistance movements, told through the words and experiences of one of its leaders, Juozas Luksa and his fellow Forest Brothers. The documentary seeks to provide an understanding of the dynamics of the armed and unarmed underground resistance through interviews and first time access to never been seen before archival footage. Its a ground breaking film of a dying heritage. We have conducted over 50 on camera interviews, including dignitaries such President Adamkus of Lithuania and President Zatlers of Latvia, CIA operatives and US government officials, as well as the many ... Written by Mark Johnston

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He chose between two loves - his country and his wife


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Astounding and moving documentary of the untold brutality of Cold War Europe.
12 February 2015 | by (NY, USA.) – See all my reviews

Astounding.

The director managed to beautifully pace and balance the incredible human suffering of Lithuania in the face of Soviet aggression with the tender and moving love story of two people dedicated to freedom over everything else.

I'm not Lithuanian and had no idea what it means when one country occupies another. It's truly terrifying.

I can't think of a documentary which is more pertinent to our modern times. Freedom isn't free and the cost of ignoring it needs to be repeatedly constantly.

If you see one documentary this year, make this it.


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