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THE FILM

Although attorney Jim Donovan fails to win the freedom of accused spy Rudolf Abel in court, history presents him with another opportunity. At great personal risk, he goes to Cold War Berlin to negotiate a prisoner exchange for the release of captured U-2 pilot Gary Francis Powers.

THE DISCUSSION GUIDE

This discussion guide covers the behind-the-scenes history of the Cold War, the U-2 incident, the Berlin Wall, and constitutional issues that should be of concern to all Americans in an era of espionage and surveillance.

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