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KOSCIUSZKO: A MAN AHEAD OF HIS TIME, Documentary film with Alex Storozynski, director and Olek Krupa, leading actor

KOSCIUSZKO: A MAN AHEAD OF HIS TIME, Documentary film with Alex Storozynski, director and Olek Krupa, leading actor

 

May 23, 2018 at 7:00PM

Thomson, Room 101

Thaddeus Kosciuszko, a Polish-American national hero, was a true man ahead of his time. In XVIII century he fought for universal liberty and equality for all, including native people and slaves, Polish peasants and Jews, and also women. He was one of George Washington’s most important military strategists and engineers whose plans led to an American victory at the Battle of Saratoga – a turning point in the War of Independence.
As an accomplished military engineer, Kosciuszko designed and oversaw the construction of state-of-the-art fortifications, including the West Point.

A documentary film Kosciuszko: A Man Ahead of His Time paints a compelling picture of Kosciuszko as a champion of freedom and civil rights both in the United States and Poland. It has been written and directed by Alex Storozynski and is based on his very well received book The Peasant Prince: Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the Age of Revolution. Storozynski, a former president of the Kosciuszko Foundation and a Pulitzer Prize—winning journalist, will be presenting Kosciuszko: A Man Ahead of His Time with a leading actor, Olek Krupa, recently seen in Hidden Figures.

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