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News and Events for September to December 2009

 

 

Employment Opportunity - Internment Recognition Fund

 

The Shevchenko Foundation received funds from the Federal Government that established the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund. Interest earned on the fund supports projects that commemorate and recognize the experience of ethno-cultural communities affected by Canada's first national internment operations of 1914 - 1920. To read more in English and Hungarian click here.

 

December 8th 2009

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Hungarian film at the EU Film Festival, Ottawa, Vancouver

 

OVERNIGHT - Ferenc TorokAs in previous years, the Canadian Film Institute in cooperation with the Embassy of Hungary has included a recent Hungarian film in the annual EU Film Festival. The Ottawa screening of Overnight takes place on December 2nd but the film is also being screened in Vancouver a few days later. For more information about the film, click here. To find out more about the Festival Program and the Canadian Film Institute, see the festival's home page.

 

November 30th 2009

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Premiere of Susan Papp’s Outcasts on OMNI 1, Nov 15th 2009

 

Susan Papp’s successful Outcasts - A Love Story, published by Dundurn Press in May 2009 has been turned into a documentary film, produced and directed by Susan with the screen version written by Allen Abel. The film will be premiered on OMNI 1 on November 15th at 9pm. For more information about this project, see the media backgrounder HERE and for more information on the book, see our web page.

 

November 3rd, 2009

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Gabor Szilasi exhibition at National Gallery of Canada

 

Photo by Gabor SzilasiWell-known Montreal photographer Gabor Szilasi who came to Canada after the 1956 uprising is being recognized with a one-man show at the National Gallery of Canada which opens on October 8th and runs till January 17th. On October 9th at 12.15 pm David Harris, the exhibition’s curator and Associate Professor of at the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, Toronto is doing a talk about why and how he came to put the exhibit together. This will be followed at 1.30 pm by a presentation by Mr Szilasi himself about his work. Mr Szilasi was one of the fifty Canadians of Hungarian origin whose portrait by V Tony Hauser was included in the National Arts Centre’s Hungary 50th anniversary project “ New Lives” in 2006. See our webpage: New Lives Exhibit

 

For more information on the exhibit click here.

October 1, 2009

 

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Hungarian historian to lecture in Toronto, Ottawa on 1989 regime changes in Europe

 

Professor Ignac Romsics, one of Hungary’s best know historians, and a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, is to give a series of lectures about the political changes in Hungary and Central Europe in 1989. After a lecture at the Munk Centre in Toronto on September 15th, sponsored by the Hungarian Studies Program of the University, Professor Romsics will give a public lecture at the Ottawa Public Library on Thursday September 17th at 7 pm. The title of his lecture is “The Birth of the 3rd Hungarian Republic: the 1989 Regime Change and its International Implications.” The lecture will be followed by a question and answer period and refreshments will be provided by the Embassy of Hungary which is sponsoring the Ottawa event with the Canada-Hungary Educational Foundation. Carleton University’s Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies has alco invited Professor Romsics to give the lecture on campus, on September 18th at 10 am.

 

For information on the September 17th lecture at the Ottawa Public Library click here.

 

To see the flyer for the the September 18th lecture at Carleton University click here.

September 12, 2009

 

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Molnar’s “The Guardsman” in Toronto

 

Well-known Hungarian playwright Ferenc Molnar’s “The Guardsman” is playing in Canada once again, this time in Toronto’s Soulpepper theatre, opening on August 31st and running till October 24th. The play is directed by internationally acclaimed director, Laszlo Marton who is Director General of the Comedy Theatre (Vigszinhaz) in Budapest and has a stellar Canadian cast of actors. The Guardsman was one of the first plays produced at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa after it opened its doors in 1969.

 

For details of the Soulpepper performances, see http://www.soulpepper.ca/performances

 

And for more on Molnar, see our own site: click here.

 

September 2, 2009

 

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