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Consul General's Visit to Minnesota

The  Consul General Jaroslav Kantůrek visited the cities   St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota on Saturday, June 8,. The Consul General met  with representatives of several expatriate  organizations and local representatives. In the evening he attended  screening of Czech film Short Cut  / Na krátko  with participation of  director Jakub Šmíd at the Czech That Film Festival.


The visit of the Consul General to Minnesota included a first working meeting with Honorary Consul Marit Lee Kucera for the Minnesota, Iowa, South and North Dakota , who arranged excellent  program. Together they visited the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society Intl. in St. Paul and then a meeting with representatives of several expatriate organizations  in  Minnesota which  took place in the historic building of Sokol from 1887. The Consul General was welcomed by Dave Stepan, President of Czech and Slovak Sokol Minnesota,  former Honorary Consul Bob Vanasek and Mayor of New Prague, Chuck Nickolay, among honorary guests  was  Director of  Minnesota Trade Office Gabrielle Gerbaud  and Consul General discussed with her  the possibilities of further cooperation in the field of economic diplomacy, including the selection of major health and scientific research fairs and institutions in Minnesota.

In the evening, the Consul General attended the screening of the film Short Cut  at the Minneapolis Film Society  Film was a part of this year's Czech That Film festival with the personal participation of director Jakub Šmíd. After screening of the film, a discussion with the director took place in the cinema hall, which continued informally during the subsequent reception. This year, the festival presented to the audience in Minnesota  nine new feature-length Czech films, followed by the documentary Singin 'in the Grain - A Minnesota Czech Story by an American director with Czech roots Al Milgroma.


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