May 22, 2022

Solidarity: The Peace Movement That Ended the Cold War

The Kosciuszko Foundation is holding a panel discussion on Solidarity and a private screening of the 52-minute film “Fall of the Empire.” Following the screening there will be a discussion by journalists who covered the changes in Eastern Europe. The panel discussion will include OPC President David A. Andelman, Editor of World Policy Journal, covered Poland for CBS News and The New York Times; OPC member Andrew Nagorski Vice President & Director of Public Policy at the EastWest Institute, former senior editor at Newsweek; John Darnton, winner of the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for his reporting from Poland in The New York Times and moderator Alex Storozynski.

“Upadek Imperium” (Fall of the Empire) – a documentary by Andrzej Titkow, reveals the events of the democratic transformation of Central Europe and the fall of the Soviet Union. The film includes interviews with Timothy Garton Ash, Goeffrey Howe, Lech Walesa, Andrzej Wajda, Miklosz Haraszti, Daniel Fried, Vitautas Landsbergis, Joachim Gauck, and other dissidents, politicians and diplomats who witnessed and participated in these events. The plot’s focus lies on Poland but also describes the roads to independence of neighboring countries Germany, Lithuania, Czechoslovakia and Hungary.

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