Frontline recounts the saga of Andrei Sakharov, the nuclear physicist turned human-rights advocate who became the father of the Soviet democracy movement. With unique access to Sakharov's family and friends, the film d...展开ocuments Sakharov's life across seven decades of Communist rule in the USSR and traces his struggle to teach his country and the world important lessons about the moral power of the human spirit.
Produced by Sherry Jones, this award-winning documentary details the life and times of nuclear physicist Andrei Sakharov. Brought to video by PBS, the production spans the 70 years that Sakharov spent evolving from a premier atomic researcher to a human rights advocate to the father of the democratic movement within the red borders of the former Soviet Union. Part of the Frontline series of investigative reporting, this specific episode grants special access to the private world of Sakharov with interviews and social commentary from family, friends, and previous comrades at arms. Using the collapse of socialism as a backdrop, this profile teaches a powerful lesson about the pursuit of a more humane society for all