The Invisible Front
The underground resistance against Soviet oppression as told through an extraordinary love story
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Jonas Ohman is a documentary filmmaker, journalist, translator and activist currently based in Vilnius. He is actively supporting the Ukranian army in its fight against Russian intervention through his extensive research, Eastern Europe's recent history. Jonas's research provided the solid knowledge base for the story told in The Invisible Front
Vincas Sruoginis has spent the past 15 years working in both the advertising and film industries on New York. He is the grandson of a prominent exiled Lithuanian, the former ambassador to the United Nations, Anicestas Simutis. Vincas has used his professional experience and personal insight to tell the uniquepost-war story of the Lithuanian partisans.
Mark Johnston is agraduate from the USC School of Cinema in California and has produced award winning commercial content for brands such as Adidas, Nissan, Sony Playstation, and Bacardi. Mark is inspired by the resistance movement and works to showcase the people sacrificing themselves for freedom so they may not be forgotten. While producing The Invisible Front he tried to answer the question for himself - "Would I do as they did?"
Film makers statement:
The idea for the film came to light from the book "Partizanai" written Jouzas Luksa and was elaborated into the Lithuanian post-war resistance story against the inevitable Soviet occupation. We sought to make a film about human character and the human ability to choose, at its best, and worst. What is happening in Ukraine, after making this film and knowing the 'plot' of Russian imperialism has come as no surprise to us. It is basically the same story so to speak, repeating itself. Today to remember the partisans we created the Green Wristband movement as a sign of support of the partisans and their idea of resisting totalitarian regimes. It has turned into a symbol of defiance, having in mind Russia's present behaviour. Using our film company's charitable status, we have also been raising money to buy equipmentfor volunteer units in Ukraine's struggle against pro-Russian separatists.