Photo courtesy of Nordic Heritage Museum

US film premiere tells how Finnish war veterans came to Canada to begin new life

Screening at Nordic Heritage Museum on Thursday August 7

Vancouver Finlandia Club, together with the Finnish War Veterans in BC, is presenting the US premiere of a new Finnish-Canadian documentary film: From the Front to the West Coast: The Recollections of the Finnish War Veterans in Vancouver.

From the Front to the West Coast: The Recollections of the Finnish War Veterans in Vancouver is an emotive documentary directed and produced in British Columbia about Finnish World War II Veterans. It uncovers the difficult journeys these young Finns faced during this traumatic time with stories, recollections and anecdotes. It also tells the story of how and why they left Finland after the war to start a new life in Canada.

EVENT DETAILS
Who: From the Front to the West Coast: The Recollections of the Finnish War Veterans in Vancouver
When: Thursday August 7, 2014
Introductions: 7 pm, Screening: 7:15 pm
Where: Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 67th Street, Seattle, WA, 98117

Join us for the screening of this documentary about Finnish World War II veterans who now live in Vancouver, BC. Meet the filmmakers at a post-screening reception and Q&A session.

Cost: $5 suggested donation. Please RSVP here.

This documentary is funded in part by the Province of BC, Community Gaming Grants, Arts and Culture for non-profit organizations providing programs or services of direct benefit to the broader community.

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