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American Centre felicitates Franklin

A documentary on one of the founding fathers of America ‘Benjamin Franklin’ will be screened at 6.00 pm on Tuesday, July 22 at the American Centre, Colombo-3.

Directed by Muffie Meyer, starring Richard Easton, Dylan Baker and Colm Feore, the PBS documentary demonstrates that there was more to Benjamin Franklin than most contemporary observers could imagine.

This 2005 film on the inventor, writer, businessman, scientist, diplomat, and the face gracing the hundred-dollar bill and this stately figure is the Benjamin Franklin history has taught us to remember.
By his own admission, the man who negotiated an alliance with France, helped write the Declaration of Independence and was the first to tame lightning was far from perfect.

A self-promoter and occasionally ruthless competitor, this Founding Father never made a penny from his achievements and was more comfortable speaking in front of the British Parliament than he was being with his own family.

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