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RECEPTION FOR THE DIASPORA AT THE CONSULATE

On the occasion of New Year's and Christmas holidays, the Consulate General held a traditional reception for representatives of the Diaspora. At the same time, the reception was dedicated to the Serbian Film Festival, which was held in Chicago from November 29th  through  December 3rd.

The reception was attended by representatives of Serbian organizations, church-school municipalities, associations, Serbian cultural institutions, representatives of Diaspora media and individuals from the Serbian community. Also, the guests of the Film Festival - actress Hristina Popović and Maša Dakić - attended the reception.

The attendees were addressed by Acting Consul General Dejan Radulovic, and on that occasion he thanked them for the cooperation in the past year and expressed  his best wishes for the forthcoming holidays. He also emphasized the importance of the Film Festival in Chicago for the community and conveyed support to the organizer - "Serbian Mirror", the monthly newspaper of the Serbian Diaspora in the US.

On this occasion Slavica Petrovic from Chicago, founder of the Serbian Film Festival and the owner and chief editor of the "Serbian Mirror" newspaper, received the gratitude of the Consulate General for the many years of contribution in preserving the identity, language and culture of the Serbian community in the United States, its media information, strengthening the ties with and the affirmation of Serbian culture, especially in the field of film and theater arts.

Photo gallery from the reception can be seen here.
 


SERBIAN FILM FESTIVAL IN CHICAGO

The Serbian Film Festival 2017 was held in Chicago from November 29 to December 3. This fifth edition of the Festival was dedicated to the great Serbian actor Ljubisa Samardzic. The guests of the Festival had the opportunity to sign the book of condolences that will be delivered to the Samardzic family. The documentary  film "Panta Rei", which is the autobiographical story of Ljubisa Samardzic's acting career, was also shown at the festival.

"On the Milky Way", a film by famous Emir Kusturica, opened the film festival at the "Pickwick" cinema theater. Acting Consul General Dejan Radulovic attended the opening ceremony and addressed the audience emphasizing  the importance and support of the Festival. The opening of the Festival and screening of Emir Kusturica's film was also attended by the representatives of the Consular Corps in Chicago, that is, the Consul Generals of several countries.

The festival also presented the following feature films: "A Blind Passenger on a Ship of Lunatics", "Requiem for Mrs. J", "Military Academy 3" and "Autumn Samurai". Documentary films "Promise" and "Wandering hearts".

The guests of the Festival were actresses Hristina Popovic, Masha Dakic and Maria Karan. At the closing ceremony, the actresses were presented with plaques for participation in the Festival. Also, on the third evening of the Festival, fans of the Serbian film were addressed by Rastko Jankovic, Acting Assistant to the Director of the Directorate for Diaspora at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, who at that time expressed support for the Festival.

The founder and organizer of the Festival is "Serbian Mirror", the newspaper of the Serbian Diaspora.

Photo Gallery from the Festival can be viewed here.
 


HONORING THE ARMISTICE DAY

Armistice Day was marked by a commemorative gathering held on November 11 at the Consulate General. The event was organized in cooperation with the Serbian National Defense, one of the oldest Serbian organizations in the US.

In their speeches speakers paid the respect and honored brave Serbian soldiers and all the Serbian victims of the First World War were expressed. The special honor and praise was paid to the memory of thousands of Serbian volunteers from America who participated in the First World War. The descendants of several Serbian volunteers from the United States attended the event.

Following the opening address by the Acting Consul General, the president of the Serbian National Defense, Mr. Nebojsa Zivkovic, spoke about the significant role of this Serbian organization and its first president, Mihajlo Pupin, who organized assistance and gathered Serbian volunteers in the United States.

Krinka Vidakovic Petrov, a professor and writer, former ambassador of Serbia and FR Yugoslavia in Israel, was the special guest on the occasion of the Armistice Day. A significant part of her creative and research work is summarized in several books dedicated to Serbian Diaspora in America. Krinka Vidakovic Petrov spoke about Serbian volunteers from America, their organizing, the collecting of financial assistance, of the role of women in collecting aid, and the overall engagement of Serbian Diaspora in America in the period before and during the First World War.

After a short presentation, a documentary about the most decorated woman "Milunka Savić - heroine of the First World War" was shown. Also, the Consulate General presented exhibit of documents and photographs from the records of the SND about the organization of Serbian volunteers, as well as stories about the decorated Serbs, members of the US Army during the First World War.

All attendees received the badges of Natalia Ramonda - symbol of the Day of Armistice in Serbia.

Photo gallery from this event can be seen here.


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