Bulgaria: Humanitarian Spirit of the Past and Future

The Bulgarian Cultural and Heritage Center of Seattle and the Consulate General of Bulgaria in Los Angeles cordially invite the Bulgarian community in Seattle and American friends to come together on Sunday, October 27th at Madison Ballroom, second floor of Renaissance Seattle Hotel, and celebrate this day as a memorial to a very special time in Bulgarian history.

This year we celebrate the 70th anniversary of Bulgaria’s rescue of its 50,000 Jews from deportation to Nazi death camps during the Second World War.

The program of the event has in focus the theme of giving and helping others.

In the first part we will welcome the Bulgarian Consul General, Mr. Marin Dimitrov, to introduce the film “Beyond Hitler’s Grasp” (by Nitzan Aviram) – recalling the story of the dramatic rescue of Bulgarian Jews during World War II.

We keep the line of reconnection and recognition of our historic past by spending the second part with our Fulbright guest speaker Dr. Atanas Todorov, who will lead on open conversation about the Bulgarian cultural heritage and its future around the world .

As always in our tradition, history goes together with music. The lecture and the followed short Questions and Answers session concludes with the performance of Bulgarian Voices of Seattle Women’s Choir, accompanied on accordion by Michael Lawson. .

We end the program with the premiere of the documentary film “Give” (directed by Bogdan Darev), a real-life story of humanism and triumph over adversity.

As a special addition to the program, we have our Bulgarian guest – Victor Samsonov – to play his violin during the concert, and our locally recognized Bulgarian director – Bogdan Darev – to introduce his new movie in the closing part. To find out more about the film, go to http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fund-our-imagination.

Suggested donation of $10 per person or $20 per family (children free).

We look forward to GIVE you one celebrated Sunday afternoon and share it with you, your family and friends!

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