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The Lecture by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

In 1970, Alexander Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. The following year, three years before his expulsion from the Soviet Union, he wrote, but was never able to deliver, his Nobel Lecture. It is widely acclaimed as one of the most significant statements of the last century.

The Film One Word of Truth

The film, One Word of Truth, with music by Shostakovich, prison-camp sequences, works of art and historic newsreel footage, dramatitises contemporary issues such as the differing scales of values in the world, the link between violence and lies, the relevance and power of art and literature, and the crucial role of the individual.

Uses for this Inspirational Film

As an essentially inspirational and motivational film, it is relevant to people in all walks of life. It is an ideal film for training programmes with its stress on integrity, and the moral and spiritual values essential to the survival and flourishing of free democratic institutions and market economies. It is a core resource for those involved in Civic, Religious and Moral Education, with direct relevance to Literature and Writing, History, Philosophy, and Art.

The film has been broadcast on television in Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Holland, Ireland, New Zealand, Romania, Russia and Slovakia.

It has been acquired by schools, collages, universities, libraries, military, convents, churches, government, prisons and business. The film has been featured in many conferences in the UK, USA and elsewhere, including:-

  • Head Masters' Conference (UK)
  • Girls' Schools Association (UK)
  • Secondary Heads' Conference (UK)
  • Conference of Catholic Secondary Schools (UK)
  • Chaplains' Conference (UK)
  • The Conference of Deans (UK)
  • European Council of Independent Schools (Rome)
  • Headmasters' Association (USA)
  • Canadian Association of Independent Schools
  • New England Association of Schools & Colleges
  • American Association of Community & Junior Colleges
  • National Association of Independent Schools (USA)
  • National School Boards Association (USA)
  • ECIS Spring Conference for Administrators (Portugal)
  • National Association of Secondary School Principals (USA)
  • National Association of Principals for Schools for Girls (USA)
  • Conference of Headmasters and Headmistresses of Private Schools (South Africa)
  • American Association of School Administrators - Leadership Conference (USA)
  • National Conference of Religious Education Advisors and Inspectors (UK)
  • Council of Independent Colleges Academic Deans Institute (USA)
  • National Confederation of Parent-Teacher Associations (UK)
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