Liberating A Continent: John Paul II & The Fall Of Communism
Airs Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
One of history's greatest examples of the triumph of spiritual power over violence and oppression is vividly recounted in “Liberating A Continent: John Paul II & the Fall of Communism,” a new documentary film that poignantly captures the intricate role played by John Paul in the collapse of Communism and the liberation of central and Eastern Europe.
Featuring the unique insights of intellectual and cultural leaders such as papal biographer George Weigel; esteemed Polish historian Norman Davies; Carl Anderson, Vice President of John Paul II Institute, Washington D.C.; John Paul's lifelong assistant Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz; Reagan National Security Advisor, Richard Allen; Polish Prime Minister Hanna Suchoka and many others — this inspiring film gives an inside look at the improbable downfall of one of history's most brutal regimes.
Narrated by Jim Caviezel ("Passion of the Christ" and PERSON OF INTEREST) and with original music by Joe Kraemer (“Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation,” "Jack Reacher") this is the incredible story of one man's unwavering faith born of deep personal suffering, his steadfast defense of the dignity of the human person amidst the horrors of Nazi and Soviet Occupation, and his unyielding belief in the spiritual unity of Europe. “Liberating A Continent” convincingly reveals how these convictions toppled an evil empire-and how they remain today the moral foundations for a prosperous and free Europe.