UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee presents a documentary film “Kosciuszko: A Man Ahead of His Time”
When: May 23, 2018 at 7:00PM
Where: The Thomson Hall, Room 101 at the UW campus in Seattle
Special guests: Alex Storozynski, director and Olek Krupa, lead actor
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.
On May 24 there will be a private reception with Alex Storozynski and Olek Krupa, director and leading actor of the documentary Kosciuszko: A Man Ahead of His Time. The reception will be held at a private residence in Seattle’s Madrona neighborhood. The $50 ($30 tax-deductible) suggested donation will benefit the UWPSEC funds. All welcome.
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May 23, 2018 - 7:00 pm