A unique film bringing together personalities from Iceland, Norway, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Macedonia will have its South Florida premiere on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at the Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale.
The film – A Name is a Name – is directed by Icelander Sigurjon Einarsson, produced by American Jason Miko, narrated by Brit Sir Andrew Motion (the UK’s Poet Laureate for 10 years), and features music by Morten Harket, lead singer of Norwegian rock group a-ha, Icelandic bands Sigur Ros, mum and Earth Affair, Brit Graham Nash, California band Monte Negro, and Macedonians Kiril Dzajkovski and the late Tose Proeski. Macedonian production house fx3x provided the production team, equipment and facilities to create the film.
At its heart, the film is about the Macedonian people and their desire to have their name and identity recognized. The 48 minute documentary takes viewers through the Republic of Macedonia through the eyes of a Scandinavian traveler who speaks with Macedonians from various backgrounds who tell the traveler what it means for them to be Macedonians. The film’s title – A Name is a Name – is a song from Morten’s solo album, Letter from Egypt, released in 2008.
The film presentation is being sponsored by the United Macedonian Diaspora based in Washington, the St. Dimitrija Macedonian Orthodox Church, and the Republic of Macedonia Honorary Consul General Office’s and will be premiered at Cinema Paradiso, 503 SE 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale at 6:30 pm on Saturday, February 12. The producer, Jason Miko, will be on hand for a question and answer period after the film. Macedonian music, food and dancing will follow the review until 9:30pm.
The program is open to the public with a general admission of $20 per person. Sponsorships are available.
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For more information, visit the website of UMD at www.umdiaspora.org or call Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Macedonia Dana Klein at 954-923-4343. For more information on the film visit www.anameisaname.com.
Founded in 2004, United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is the leading international non-governmental organization addressing the interests and needs of Macedonians and Macedonian communities throughout the world.