Ian Ruskin, world renowned actor and playwright, has produced a film on the life of Thomas Paine, author of Common Sense, that will be aired on public TV this Presidential election year. Thomas Paine wrote about ideas that were so controversial he was often imprisoned and fined, and almost executed. His works were banned in Europe and anyone who distributed, read or discussed his books faced prosecution.Some were arrested for simply displaying a portrait of Thomas Paine. In the late 1700’s, he fled to the United States where he continued to write about slavery, religion, and independence from British government.
Running Time: 1 hour
Sponsored by: World Union of Deists
Meeting Type: Film Screening
Cost: Included with full conference registration.