Nobel Prize winner, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's speech which he was not allowed to deliver.
In 1970 Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. This film illustrates this lecture which he wrote before his expulsion from the Soviet Union. With music by Shostakovich, prison-camps sequences, works of art, and historic newsreel footage, the film, narrated by Tom Courtenay, dramatizes contemporary issues such as the differing scales of values in the world, the link between violence and lies, the relevance and power of art and literature, and the crucial role of the individual.
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