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"Bravo! I loved the Thomas Paine film and Ian's superb performance as Paine. He metamorphosed into Paine--his physical character and intellect--beautifully and believably. He made his ideas and story come alive and be extremely relevant for today's audiences. It was a very powerful experience..."
 
Terry Sanders, Director, Producer, Writer and two-time Oscar winner
"Thank you for making an insiring, surprisingly contemporary film about a Founding Father. I am looking forward to this film launching many conversations about justice and democracy. I'm a new Thomas Paine fan!"
 
Lisa Leeman, Director, Producer of Awake: The Life of Yogananda, One Lucky Elephant, and Sundance award winner Metamorphosis
"It is a spectacular way to introduce people to the historical struggles and the ideas of the most important revolutionary thinker of the late eighteenth century. This inspiring play shows people how ideas can matter and that political courage is worthy of our admiration."
 
Elaine Bernard, Exective Director, Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School
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ABOUT THOMAS PAINE
Thomas Paine was the one truly radical Founding Father of America, a man who changed the face of the world with his pen. “Common Sense” inspired the American Revolution, “Rights of Man” defined the French Revolution, and “The Age of Reason” called on us to use our ability to reason as the basis for our beliefs and morality. He is a man largely forgotten and greatly misunderstood, yet ironically quoted by all and every political faction in the world today. Moreover his ideas about democracy, equality, slavery, pensions, healthcare, and education and morality would have created a very different kind of world if they had been acted on. We are determined to write Paine back into the pages of our history and make sure that the true meaning of his work reaches as many people as possible. Thomas Paine’s vision was a call to action. As he said “we have it in our power to begin the world over again.”

Our Project uses a variety of digital and traditional media to bring Paine’s world to the internet, the stage, and the screen. Please explore our site and sign up for the monthly Newsletter at the bottom of any page.

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See also: The Harry Bridges Project

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