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by Giedre Žickyte


It’s Thanksgiving Day, 1970. The US coast guard sets out to meet a Soviet ves-sel anchored just off the shore of Martha’s Vineyard. A one-day conference be-tween the two nations has been set to discuss fishing rights in the AtlanticOcean. While the talks are in full swing, Lithuanian sailor Simas Kudirka jumpsacross the icy water onto the American boat in a frantic bid for freedom. To hishorror, and to the outcry of the world media, the Americans return him to theSoviets and he is tried for treason. The event sets off a series of proteststhroughout the US begging for his freedom and all hope seems lost, until newinformation about Simas’ citizenship surfaces

international title: The Jump
original title: The Jump
country: Lithuania, Latvia, France, United States
sales agent: Met Film Sales
year: 2020
genre: documentary
directed by: Giedre Žickyte
film run: 84'
screenplay: Giedre Žickyte
cinematography by: Rimvydas Leipus
film editing: Thomas Ernst, Danielius Kokanauskis
art director: Ramune Liepaite, Ramūnas Rastauskas
music: Kipras Masanauskas
producer: Giedre Žickyte, Uldis Cekulis
co-producer: Catherine Siméon, Daniel J. Chalfen
executive producer: Jim Butterworth, Vesna Cudic, Andrius Korvel, Maxime Owyszer
production: Moonmakers, VFS Films, Faites un Voeu, Naked Edge Films (US)
backing: Lithuanian Film Centre (LT), CreativeEurope programme, CNC (FR), National Film Centre of Latvia (LV), Ré-gion Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (FR)
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