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Kolbe Conversations #5 “Innocents Held Hostage”

Please join us for the fifth edition of our Kolbe Conversations celebrity breakfast series to benefit Kolbe Cathedral High School. Over the last three years, our breakfasts have focused exclusively on sports. We’ve “talked” golf with Mike Whan (CEO, USGA), sports television with Pete Bevacqua (Chairman, NBC Sports), football with Dan Orlovsky (ESPN and former UConn and NFL QB) and hockey with Rand Pecknold (head coach of the 2023 NCAA Champion Quinnipiac Bobcats).

Changing the subject matter dramatically for our next breakfast, Let’s Talk “Innocents Held Hostage” will feature the showing of the award-winning documentary film of the same name followed by Q&A with its subject Morad Tahbaz. Mr. Tahbaz is a London born Iranian and American citizen who lives in Weston, CT. He is a businessman and nature conservationist and the Founder of the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation. Working in this capacity, he was detained by the Iranian government in January of 2018 then unfairly arrested, charged and convicted of espionage. An innocent “pawn” in high-level Iranian negotiations with the United States, he was held hostage for almost six years in a notorious prison before being released and reunited with his family in Connecticut in September of 2023. The subject of countless international news stories, come hear Morad’s harrowing account of cruel and unusual captivity … but also the uplifting story of individual perseverance and the tireless efforts of his family, friends and the American government to gain his freedom. The documentary Innocents Held Hostage, which expertly chronicles the ordeal, was co-produced by Nate Colman and Jonah Rothlein and won the 2024 Grand Prize of the C-Span Student Cam national competition. Believe it or not, they are rising Juniors at Weston High School! Nate Colman, who directed and edited the film, will be there to join the conversation.

The Patterson Club 

1118 Cross Highway

Fairfield, CT

Thursday, August 8, 2024

7:30-9:00am

Table Sponsor:

$2,250

(includes one prime location table with 8 seats and branding)

Individual Tickets:

$150 per person

Kolbe Conversations #5 “Innocents Held Hostage”

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