Thursday, June 14, 2012

Documentary film to premiere June 18

“HÉMECHT: Luxembourgers making a new home in Winona County, Minn.,” a documentary on the Luxembourgers of Winona County will debut Monday, June 18, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., at the Alverna Center, 1175 West 7th St., on the Saint Teresa campus.

The free showing of this 65-minute DVD will be preceded by welcoming remarks from special guest Kevin Wester, director of the Luxembourg American Cultural Center in Belgium, Wis. Guy Dockendorf, honorary director general of the Luxembourg Ministry of Culture, and Kevin Ries, Luxembourg Honorary Consul for Minnesota, also are expected to attend.

Alum Mary Nilles co-authored the film script (written with historian Jean Ensch, Strassen, Luxembourg). Refreshments will be served. Narrators include Ken McCullough and Brother Paul Grass. SMU students and Brother Roderick Robertson assisted with artwork for the project.