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Film Showing: "Star Wreck - In the Pirkinning"

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 6:00pm

The Department of Central Asian Studies and Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center are pleased to invite all those interested to an open and free showing of the Finnish film, "Star Wreck - In the Pirkinning," a sharp and witty parody of both Star Trek and Babylon 5.  Although some prior knowledge these two series is recommended, Star Wreck is also the rare chance to enjoy a full-length Finnish film in America - and for students of Finnish, to work on their language skills!


Finland was a province and then a grand duchy under Sweden from the 12th to the 19th centuries, and an autonomous grand duchy of Russia after 1809. It won its complete independence in 1917. During World War II, it was able to successfully defend its freedom and resist invasions by the Soviet Union - albeit with some loss of territory. In the subsequent half century, the Finns made a remarkable transformation from a largely agricultural and logging-based economy to a diversified modern industrial economy; per capita income is now among the highest in Western Europe.

Celebrating Finno-Ugric European Capitals of Culture

Friday, April 15, 2011 - 4:00pm
This year, Turku, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia are the European Capitals of Culture. One of last year's Culture Capitals was Pécs, Hungary. Join us as we celebrate the recognition of these superb Finno-Ugric cities.


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