About this project
The Invisible Front is the story of the armed resistance against the Soviet Union in Lithuania from 1944 to 1953. The documentary tells the story of the resistance through the words and experiences of Juozas Lukša (pronounced Luksha) who is a hero of the Lithuanian partisan resistance.
Juozas Lukša was a young architecture student who joined the partisan movement when he feared he was about to be arrested by Soviet officials for distributing anti-Soviet newsletters. Even though he had no military training, he quickly rose through the partisan ranks to become a resistance leader.
In 1947 Juozas Lukša was able to escape through the “Iron Curtain” to the West, at a time when such a mission was considered a death sentence, looking for help for the desperate fight. Lukša made his way to Paris where he met his future wife, Nijole Brazenaite. Over the course of his stay in Paris he was able to author a book about the partisan war in Lithuania and was recruited by Western Intelligence and sent to training in Germany.
In 1950, as tensions in Korea were escalating and one week after he and Nijole were married, Lukša was parachuted back into Lithuania by CIA for covert operations. Upon his return he found an entirely different and desperate situation with a withering resistance. Moscow, alarmed by his appearance, sent thousands of troops and special agents to hunt him down.
The Soviet troops and Security forces dubbed the war “The Invisible Front”. To Moscow the conflict posed a threat and it was fought in secrecy for almost a decade after World War II.
The Invisible Front is a Greek tragedy set during the Cold War which will keep the viewer on edge until the last frame.
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