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Polish Embassies Celebrate National Independence Day

On the 11th of November Poland celebrated National Independence Day and its embassies organized a serious of events promoting polish culture abroad

December 06th, 2017
Aleksandra Mierzejewska, CD News
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Poland is a country rich with traditions. Throughout the ages, the country developed its own cannon of literature, film and art. It became an important cultural centre for Central and Eastern Europe and now is sharing the heritage with other nations of the world. On the occasion of the recent celebration of the Independence Day of Poland the Embassies prepared different activities to promote their culture among different nations.

Members and friends of the Polish Club in Prague in cooperation with the Polish Embassy, have prepared an artistic program and an exhibition presenting the activities and achievements of the Club over the past 130 years. Ambassador Grażyna Bernatowicz, in her speech, emphasized that 11th of November - the feast of all the Poles, also those spread all over the world - is a day of joy of the achievements of their Fatherland.

Outstanding Polish artists, Jadwiga Kotnowska and Radosław Kurek, performed works by Polish and foreign composers in the Gamle Logen hall in Oslo on 8th of November. Jadwiga Kotnowska is the first Polish laureate of eight international flute competitions, she has performed in concert halls all over the world. The audience also heard his beautiful performance of the mazurka in A major by F. Chopin.
Since ten years the Festival of Polish Cinema “KINOPOLSKA” is organized in France by the Polish Institute in Paris. This year it took place on 14th -19th of November and was dedicated to the polish comedies. Special guest of this year's edition was director Juliusz Machulski. Viewers were able to see the director's best known works, including "Vabank" and "Kiler" as well as the latest Polish productions and classic Polish cinematography.

The Polish Embassy in Rome in cooperation with the Polish Institute, the Roman Jewish Community and the Shoah Museum Foundation organized the Italian premiere of "Asylum". The film tells the moving story of the Żabiński marriage, who during the German occupation changed the pre-war zoo into a asylum for the Jewish inhabitants of the city. They couple was awarded by the Yad Vash Institute in 1965 as the Righteous Among the Nations Medal.

On 20th of September the National Museum of Natural History in Madrid has opened an exhibition dedicated to women - Nobel laureates, entitled "Mujeres Nobel". It was prepared by the Spanish Committee for Scientific Research, in cooperation with 11 embassies, including Poland, Complutense University, UNED, Catholic University of Valencia, Nobel Institute in Oslo and the Nobel Museum in Stockholm. The exhibition is open until March 20.

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