Northwest Danish Association presents:

“Nordic Ventures: A Spring Series”

Each year Nordic Ventures highlights various topics from the Nordic region with a focus on Denmark.

2019 series:

Nordic Ventures will be held at the Seattle Danish Center at 6:30 pm on:
April 9th

May 5th

June 6th (new date)

Suggested donation $10

Refreshments: Snacks, soda, beer, wine 

Location: The Seattle Danish Center is located at
1833 N 105th Street, Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98133
Free parking!


 

June 6th 2019 – 6:30 pm:
Book Talk – Flemming Behrend: 78 RPM

“A young woman who travels to a foreign country to claim her beloved! A trip through Germany during the last years of the war! A priest who gets away with murder! A mother who gets arrested in the middle of the night and charged with treason! A jubilant description of the liberation of Denmark at the end of the war! Are just a few of the many stories which fill the pages of this book by Flemming Behrend, written about the lives of the people in his family. The book takes you on a journey through times of peace and war. It gives you a close look at Europe during the the great wars, through the great depression and up until the end of World War II. It also paints a very personal picture of Copenhagen in the early fifties with all its charm and challenges.” (Google Books)

Flemming is speaking about his new novelSojourner in a Foreign Land at the 2019 Danish American Cultural Retreat!

2019 Sessions passed:

April 9th 2019:
Danish Movie Night – Film: 9. April with commentary by Professor Marianne Stecher

April 9th is a film based on real events surrounding the invasion of Denmark by German troops during the second World War.

“In the early morning of April 9 1940, the Danish army are alerted that the Germans have crossed the border. At the Southern border, the Danish Home Guard are ordered out to hold back the enemy until the Danish reinforcements can be mobilized…” (Nordisk Film Production A/S) 
Click here for more information about the film. See the trailer here.

Commentary to the film will be provided by Professor Marianne Stecher. Marianne Stecher is a professor in Danish and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington. Read more about Marianne Stecher on the UW Scandinavian Studies Department website.

Click here to RSVP.

Language: Danish with English subtitles

May 5th 2019:
Danish Movie Night- Film: Hvidsten Gruppen

Hvidsten Gruppen is a film about a Danish resistance group called Hvidsten Gruppen during World War II. We will be showing the film on May 5th (Danmark’s befrielse)- the day Denmark was liberated from Germany in 1945.

“The true story of the Fiil’s a family of innkeepers who during Nazi-Germany’s occupation of Denmark took up arms against the German occupiers. But in the fight for freedom, some must die so that others may live. ” (IMDB)

See the trailer here.

Language: Danish with English subtitles

Please RSVP online by Friday, May 3rd!

Nordic Ventures: Additional Information

Nordic Ventures is an annual series by Northwest Danish Association featuring contemporary and historical topics about the Nordic region. The series is held in the Spring each year preceding the Danish American Cultural Retreat (DACR).

Stay up to date on Nordic Ventures and any changes in the program by signing up for our e-bulletin mailing list. Read more about previous Nordic Ventures events here.