About The Film
Fifty years ago, Peter Kantor escaped Communist Czechoslovakia by scuba-diving the river into free Austria. He left behind his wife, Jana, and son Richard, who fled after the Soviet Invasion of 1968. They later reunited in New York City. RED STAR is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to document these historical subjects before it's too late. Part hybrid travelogue and part living history documentary, it will cross three countries and the former Iron Curtain on the 50th anniversary of this incredible journey. Lead by Peter and Jana's youngest daughter, Michelle, the RED STAR team is raising funds to take them back to retrace their escape and lives under Communism.
RED STAR is an incredibly rare and important documentary, about ordinary people who do extraordinary things. My mother and father’s stories of life under Communism are authentic voices that reflect an important moment of history. Now, they are especially relevant as we approach historical milestones. They also serve as potent reminders of current totalitarian regimes that threaten world peace. Using new technology, we will take our followers along for this incredible journey with us. We will Periscope during filming, allow for our follower's input and questions to be asked, and create a truly unique, interactive documentary experience that integrates the today's best technology with history's most interesting subjects.
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