Stanford University Libraries presents an Estonian Cultural Evening at Stanford University

Monday, November 4, 2013
Estonian Song Festival, 2009.
Image credit: 
To Breathe as One
Estonian Song Festival, 2009.
Image credit: 
To Breathe as One
Estonian Song Festival, 2009.
Olga Kistler-Ritso, founder of Kistler-Ritso Foundation.

Although a small country, Estonia has rich culture and history, both of which will be celebrated through film at Stanford on Nov. 19. This free event aims to bring together Stanford faculty, staff, and students, local Estonians as well as other people interested in Estonian heritage. You can find more information or register for the event here.

EVENT SCHEDULE:

6:00 to 7:00 pm: Screening of "The Woman Who Gave Estonia a Gift of a Museum: Olga Kistler-Ritso," followed by Q&A.
Venue: Cubberley Auditorium, Graduate School of Education (485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford)

7:00 to 7:30 pm: Tour of Green Library and its Estonian collection.
Venue: Green Library (meet in the Graduate School of Education lobby)

7:30 to 8:00 pm: Snack/coffee break.
Venue: Graduate School of Education lobby

8:00 to 9:30 pm: Screening of "To Breathe as One," followed by Q&A.
Trailer: http://tobreatheasone.com/trailer
Venue: Cubberley Auditorium, Graduate School of Education
 

Special guests will include Kadri Viires, director of the Museum of Occupations; Steven Schecter, director of film about Dr. Olga Kistler-Ritso, Sylvia Thompson, daughter of Dr. Olga Kistler-Ritso and president of Kistler-Ritso Foundation; James and Maureen Tusty, directors of “To Breathe as One;” and representatives of Piedmont Children’s Choir, which participated in the Estonian Song Festival in 2009.

Participants are requested to register by Nov. 11.

For more info, visit the Eventbrite page and the "To Breathe as One" film website.