Bill Gates from Gulag

"Bill Gates from Gulag" (Feature, Fiction)

Director: Emilis Vėlyvis

Producers: Arūna Matelis, Algimantė Matelienė, Daiva Jovaišienė, Asta Liukaitytė

The authors of the ideaRaimondas Paškevičius, Arūnas Matelis


The Soviets had expatriated him to die, but he, on the other hand, created the never before discovered mathematical models that became a basis for Perestroika, which was responsible for the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Even though the Soviets had expatriated Algirdas Šapas  to Siberia to die, he not only survived, but also, thanks to his genius, made a striking career as a scientist at the place of his exile in Siberia, and created freedom-justifying mathematical models that became a basis for Gorbachev’s perestroika, and that were a fundamental part of the  collapse of the Soviet empire.

The film is inspired by real events and characters