Original language: Lithuanian and English


in 1970 Sims Kudirka jumped from a Soviet ship to a US Coast Guard boat and requested political asylum. Returned and imprisoned, Sims received massive international support, thousands of demonstrations were held for his release, and even two US presidents decided his fate. These events caused the greatest political upheaval during the Cold War. Fifty years later, Sim Kudirka returns to the American ship "Vigilant" to relive the jump that changed his destiny.

<font style="vertical-align: inherit;"></font> Recommended for students from 5-12 grades.

Areas of education: history, ethics, psychology, civic education, general competences.

Topics for conversation after the movie: Soviet occupation, freedom, moral choices, the relationship between the individual and the state, diplomacy, the Cold War.


Director: Giedre Žickytė
Subtitles: Lithuanian
Year: 2020
Country: Lithuania, Latvia, France
Runtime: 83 min
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