Dankprofessor’s Weblog

A weblog examining sexual politics in higher education and beyond.

Freedom fighters for Polanski

What a great week with the announcement on July 12 that the Swiss would not allow Roman Polanski to be extradited to the USA.

Once it was announced in September that Roman was being held for extradition to the US, I became committed to arguing/advocating for his release. One of the unexpected great benefits of doing so was my getting to know so many wonderful people from around the world who shared this same commitment. I thank all of them for their friendship and commitment to freeing Polanski. I particularly wanted to thank Jean-Yves Chalangeas of Paris, Dave Phillips of London, Marion Demoy of London, Soledad Pertier of Miami, Florida, Agnieszka Jackl of Warsaw,  Dorota Sienievitch of Paris, Domi Marchewka of Warsaw, Valarie Bau of Toulouse France, Lea Krausz of Switzerland, Liz Marinaccio of New York, and Isabelle Ruh of France. And do note that none of the aformentioned, including myself, were members of any Hollywood elite. We were members of an elite who understood that the continued persecution of Roman Polanski was unjust and outrageous.

July 17, 2010 - Posted by | Roman Polanski


  1. Yes, it was a great day this monday july 12th with Polanski being free
    but don’t you think one should go on to free Polanski everywhere?

    Comment by GLASER | July 17, 2010 | Reply

  2. Anyway that Samskara of Canada could get in on this list there Dank?

    Comment by Samskara | July 17, 2010 | Reply

    • Your omission represents a mental defect on my part. My apologies.

      Comment by dankprofessor | July 17, 2010 | Reply

      • It’s perfectly okay. I just thought I’d been a bad girl. LOL!!!


        Comment by Samskara | July 18, 2010

  3. You’re welcome my friend. Any time. Yes, Barry, include Samskara – she too deserves it.

    Comment by Novalis Lore | July 17, 2010 | Reply

  4. Hardly anyone is free everywhere. Freedom everywhere would mean a world without borders. Borders keep people in; borders keep people out. Such is the nature of the human condition.

    Comment by dankprofessor | July 17, 2010 | Reply

  5. Freedom fighters is a good name, Barry. And ‘free’? Polanski is a free as he wants to be, in his mind and films, through his loyal family, friends and supporters.

    Thank you for including me too, my Shadow.

    Comment by demoy | July 18, 2010 | Reply

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