Baltlic Film Festival Agenda

East European Studies, in cooperation with the

Joint Baltic American National Committee presents: 

Documenting the Effects of Communism 15 Years After the Collapse of the USSR

Friday, February 9, 2007

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

2:00-2:10   Welcome: Nida Gelazis, East European Studies

        Opening Remarks: Peteris Blumbergs, Chairman of the

        Joint Baltic American National Committee        


        2:10-2:20 Presentation: Ina Navazelskis, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

2:20-2:25   Discussion


2:25-3:25    Film Presentation: “Memories Denied”

            Director: Imbi Paju 

3:25-3:40  Discussion with Director Imbi Paju 

3:40-4:00  Break  

4:00-4:10   Film Clip: “Once there was Siberia”

            Director: Dzintra Geka 

        4:10-4:20 Discussion with Jon Baltmanis, Siberia’s Children Fund Support Group 

        4:20-4:25  Film Clip: “June Ice” Produced by the Genocide and Resistance Research Center of Lithuania 

4:25-4:35  Discussion with Rima Kuprys, Lithuanian American Council 

        4:35-4:50  Film Clip “The Singing Revolution” Producers James Tusty and Maureen Castle-Tusty 

4:50-5:00  Discussion with Producer James Tusty 

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Octobr 17, 2008 - President Bush Discusses the Visa Waiver Program
Office of the Press Secretary/ White House News

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all. (Applause.) Please be seated, thank you. Welcome to the White House. I'm pleased to stand with the representatives of seven countries -- the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, and South Korea -- that have met the requirements to be admitted to the United States Visa Waiver Program. Soon the citizens of these nations will be able to travel to the United States for business or tourism without a visa. I congratulate these close friends and allies on this achievement, and I thank you for joining us here.

I also thank Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of the Homeland -- Department of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff for working hard to make sure this day has finally arrived. Appreciate other members of the administration here and members of the Diplomatic Corps.

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