Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of CommunismHD Closed Captioning
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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 and 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, Pontifical John Paul II Institute Vice President Carl Anderson, John Paul’s lifelong assistant Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, Reagan National Security Advisor Richard Allen, 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, 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.
A documentary that powerfully illustrates "the truth will set you free." The dignity of mankind in search of the true, the good and the beautiful can vanquish even the most powerful of oppressors. Politics follow culture: re-awakening the culture or "soul" of Poland started the domino effect that toppled the communist bloc. The fact that culture drives policy is a dire warning for those of us in the "free" west. We are being held captive to political correctness via a culture of thought-police which undermines free speech and the free exercise of religion.