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JUST IN: Nordic Heritage Museum hosts U.S. premiere of Finnish-Canadian documentary on Thursday, August 7


August 7, 2014

US film premiere tells how Finnish war veterans came to Canada to begin new life –

Screening at Nordic Heritage Museum on Thursday, August 7, 2014

Vancouver Finlandia Club, together with the Finnish War Veterans in BC, is presenting the US premiere of a new Finnish-Canadian documentary film: From the Front to the West Coast: The Recollections of the Finnish War Veterans in Vancouver.

From the Front to the West Coast: The Recollections of the Finnish War Veterans in Vancouver is an emotive documentary directed and produced in British Columbia about Finnish World War II Veterans. It uncovers the difficult journeys these young Finns faced during this traumatic time with stories, recollections and anecdotes. It also tells the story of how and why they left Finland after the war to start a new life in Canada.

EVENT DETAILS
Who: From the Front to the West Coast: The Recollections of the Finnish War Veterans in Vancouver
When: Thursday August 7, 2014
Introductions: 7 pm, Screening: 7:15 pm
Where: Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 67th Street, Seattle, WA, 98117

Join us for the screening of this documentary about Finnish World War II veterans who now live in Vancouver, BC. Meet the filmmakers at a post-screening reception and Q&A session.

Cost: $5 suggested donation. Please RSVP here.

This documentary is funded in part by the Province of BC, Community Gaming Grants, Arts and Culture for non-profit organizations providing programs or services of direct benefit to the broader community.

For more information on the film itself, contact Leena Kelly, Executive Producer at leenakelly@hotmail.com.

About the Nordic Heritage Museum

With over 55,000 visitors annually, the Nordic Heritage Museum is a cultural treasure in the Pacific Northwest. It is the only museum in the United States that represents the cultural heritage of all five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The Museum’s mission is to share Nordic culture with people of all ages and backgrounds by exhibiting art and objects, preserving collections, providing educational and cultural experiences and serving as a community gathering place. The Nordic Heritage Museum presents a wide range of vibrant programs including contemporary art exhibitions, outstanding concerts, lectures and films and a variety of special events throughout the year.

Museum hours: Tues-Sat 10 am to 4 pm; Sun 12 noon to 4 pm; Mon closed
Admission: $8 general; $7 seniors & college students; $6 children 5 and older;
FREE for children under 5 and Museum members; free on first Thursdays.

The Museum is located at 3014 NW 67th Street, Seattle, WA 98117. Visit www.nordicmuseum.org

 

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