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Goran Dukic's film Wristcutters: A Love Story in the movie theaters NOW

Another Croatian American filmmaker star on the horizon. "Wristcutters: A Love Story" won the Acura Grand Jury Award at the 2006 Gen Art Film Festival, was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Support Croatian talent.


President Mesić decorated the US Admiral Lunney with the Order of Trefoil
The decoration was presented to Lunney at a ceremony in the Croatian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York on Sept. 26th 2007. Admiral Lunney invested a lot of efforts, time and enthusiasm to find the family of Croat Peter Tomich, who was killed in the attack on Pearl Harbour on 7 December 1941, so as to present them with the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Croatia Wins Vote for UN Security Council Seat. Political and diplomatic influence

Should be good news for the further recognition of the region's new political and diplomatic influence on a range of issues where not only Croatia, but Bosnia & Herzegovina could impact a progressive influence. The UN Security Council offers such an opportunity. The influence of Croatia's Diaspora


HELP Croatian Girl Annie Plenkovich missing in Missoula, Montana - SOLVED

Annie Plenkovich, 17, went missing from the Missoula Public Library on Wednesday afternoon. Police describe the suspect as a white male in his 30's or 40's with thinning hair with glasses. He was last seen wearing blue jeans with an unzipped jacket, and a light colored T-shirt.


Croatian Franciscans: a letter to ICTY, Den Haag, regarding the Vukovar Tragedy
  Povodom Vaše presude ratnim zločincima ... za počinjene zločine nad civilnim stanovništvom, teškim ranjenicima i gradom Vukovarom, ne možemo ne izraziti Vam naše sveopće čuđenje i ne postaviti upitnim cjelokupni rad Vašeg Suda i njegovu dobronamjernost, pravičnost i vjerodostojnost.

Croatia proud at becoming UN Security Council member on Jan 1st 2008

Croatia on Wednesday relished its election into the U.N. Security Council, and officials said it proved that a country considered a trouble spot just 15 years ago could now be accepted as part of the West. President Stipe Mesic said the election was an "exceptional recognition of Croatia and its foreign policy."


Toše Proeski 1981 - 2007 In Memoriam Too good, too young, too soon, too sad

The talented boy from Krusevo - Tose Proeski, one of the best Macedonian vocalists ever, was born on 25 January 1981 in Prilep. Prior to his death, he was a student at the final year of the Skopje Music Academy, at the solo singing department. A personal friend, who loved Croatia and Croatians loved him back.


Croatian American Dennis Kucinich on Colbert Report TONIGHT Oct 15-16, 2007

Stephen Colbert talked about Dennis Kucinich on his show - made Dennis sound smart and funny and dedicated, which of course he is. Colbert challenged Dennis to appear on his show. Dennis accepts challenge tonight... I can't wait! 


Ace-king Karlovic pounds out third title of season in Stockholm

Croatian Ivo Karlovic fired 27 aces to lift his third title of the season on a different surface as he won the indoor Stockholm Open. Along with impeccable Roger Federer, Karlovic is the only other play in the ATP to own titles on three contrasting surfaces during the campaign.


66 out of 300 Croatian Lipizzan horses returned home
66 Lipizzan horses stolen from the Lipik Stud during the Serbian aggression on Croatia in 1991 has been returned. This is a part of about 300 Croatian Lipizzans kept in Serbia, belonging to the Lipik Stud, counting progeny. A part of them starved from hunger and inappropriate treatment.

Croatia stays on the top and beats Israel 1-0 in Euro 2008 qualifying
Zagreb, Croatia: Eduardo Da Silva scored the lone goal Saturday to lead Croatia over Israel 1-0 in European Championship qualifying. It was Eduardo's 10th for Croatia in 10 qualifying matches. Croatia remains at the top of Group E with 26 points, three more than England. Coach Bilic (left) celebrates with a dance.

Closer Croatia 2007 - Croatian Film Festival in London UK, Oct 11-14, 2007

After a very successful Croatian Film Festival in 2004 - the first such a festival in the UK for almost 40 years - there is another one in October. As young Croats of London paved the way and got the winning formula, it's essential to repeat the experiment - this time with more support and more partners.


The Film Society of Lincoln Center presents The Emergence of Croatian Cinema

The Croatian film production, although small in size, is vital and very versatile in the terms of genre, themes and style, which has been recognized at numerous international film festivals at which, for the last couple of years, they have won important awards. At Lincoln Center, New York Oct 26 - Nov 14, 2007


Croatia's Sailing Grandmothers
  One group of Croatian grandmothers may have found the secret to staying young: sailing. Meet the seafaring seniors as they navigate their skiff off the Dalmatian coast of Croatia

3 Books by Janko Deur
 

Janko Deur (left) falls into the category of writers who divides his work and lives between two homelands - Croatia and the United States. He has won critical acclaim for his works. Read what the critics have to say and how to get your own copies of Deur's books.


Freedom From Despair Screening at the European Parliament in Brussels

Freedom from Despair is a feature length documentary that explores the untold history of Croatia. Screening for the European Union at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, October 11, 2007 at 9:00 pm. Film by Brenda Brkusic. Music by Nenad Bach.


Protest in front of the ICTY's headquarters located at The Hague, Netherlands

Croatian Society of Victimology. Peaceful gathering is scheduled for Thursday, October 11, 2007 in front of the ICTY's headquarters located at The Hague, Netherlands. We urge the tribunal and the international community to take notice and assist in bringing forth true justice.  


Zrinski in Concert HR Tango Klapa BA Orquesta T.C.Zrinski 27 de Octubre de 2007

Croatian Community is strong, vibrant  and healthy in Argentina. Big gala on October 27th 2007 at the Centro Cultural Croata de San Justo, Ocampo 2946 San Justo Buenos Aires with HR Tango, Klapa BA, Orquesta T.C.Zrinski. Sponsored by a local ministry of culture.


Prof.dr. Vlatko Čerić and his algorithmic art in New York on Nov 1st 2007
Through many years experimenting with images and image manipulation, Vlatko's works have reached new heights, and have been exhibited across the globe. His works of art will be exhibited in Agora Gallery in New York on November 1st, 2007.

Karlovic dumps out Hewitt to advance into semifinals
Seventh seed Ivo Karlovic sent former world number one Lleyton Hewitt packing from the Japan Open with a 7-6 (5) 7-6 (6) victory over the fourth seed. The Croatian number two counted on 25 aces to overcome Australia's Hewitt, and in-so-doing became only the fourth player to hit 1,000 aces in one season.

Opportunity for Croatian Talent - RechargeIT Request for Investment
  Earlier this summer, Google.org launched its RechargeIT Initiative to accelerate the adoption of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and vehicle-to-grid technology through technical demonstrations, grant-making, advocacy and investments.  

Making an electrifying difference to climate change
  Wattwatt.com is a social network website that brings together people interested in making a difference. It provides the means for more direct public involvement in helping identify priorities and in finding the solutions  for increasing electrical energy efficiency.

145 godina od dolaska prve željeznice u Zagreb

Ovogodišnju proslavu Dana HŽ-a povezali smo sa 145. obljetnicom dolaska prvoga vlaka u Zagreb, nakon što je u promet bila predana pruga Zidani Most - Zagreb - Sisak, inače prva pruga sagrađena na području ondašnje Kraljevine Hrvatske i Slavonije.

CROATIAN FOOD FESTIVAL A Diversity of Flavours from Croatia at the UN
 

Croatia has it alL.. Come and enjoy a diversity of flavours from Croatia - a unique fusion of Mediterranean and Central-European cuisine. Taste award-winning olive oil, great seafood, tender meat dishes, unique Štrukli and Paštlcada, rich Croatian chocolate and much, much more.


KLD Resetari is looking for writers from the Croatian Diaspora
  KLD Resetari is holding a contest for Croatian poets living abroad.  Authors who are interested can submit up to 3 poems. Winners will have their work published in the group's literary journal.

Henry Suzzallo, president of the University of Washington from 1915 to 1926
Henry Suzzallo (1875-1933) was president of the University of Washington from 1915 to 1926. The central library of the University of Washington is called Suzzallo Library. His parents Petar and Ana Suzzallo, Croatians originating from Dalmatia, arrived to San Francisco in 1852.

Vukovar is THE Croatian sacred ground and somebody just pissed on it.

The absurdly light or no prison terms handed out to the three most responsible for the Vukovar massacres and torture are not consistent with the crimes. It was not a lack of evidence but a devaluation of the crimes, or more accurately, the lives of the victims and all of us. 


A Diplomatic "Hunting Party" - part 2 and 3

On the plane, Holbrook from the outset began to pressure that we abandon or trade Gorazde. It struck me as rather strange at that time why Holbrooke had placed the emphasis of this conversation on "us" giving up Gorazde, the first hour of a 90 minute conversation.


FESTIVAL BLAST: HOME TEAM'S RANDOM LUNACY

"Movies like to pretend they're different, but RANDOM LUNACY really, truly is. Gifted filmmakers Zimet and Silber throw us into a life that intoxicates, infuriates and leaves us panting for each unforgettable adventure. Prepare to be wowed" - Peter Travers of Rolling Stone


Kazulin family continues tradition of boat making

The Kazulin family's tradition of designing and building fine watercraft began seven generations ago on the Adriatic Coast of Croatia. Since then, generations of the family produced commercial and pleasure boats in Europe and North America.


Ivana Kunc’s brand new CD “Music of Božidar Kunc" in stores now

We are pleased to announce the release of Ivana Kunc's brand new CD "Music of Božidar Kunc". Ms. Kunc is the daughter of Croatian composer Boidar Kunc and the niece of soprano Zinka Milanov. This recording contains songs with both Croatian and English text. On Croatian Radio tomorrow.


Croatia Advances at World Cup of Pool
Ivica Putnik lines up his shot at the World cup of Pool.  Croatia stunned the 16th seed Russia with an upset victory.

Vida Jurcic runs an award winning design firm Hangar 18
  Vida Jurcic is a principal of Hangar 18, a fast-growing, award-winning design firm specializing in corporate and retail communications that she co-founded in 1996. 

Search for CROATAN 'Lost Colony' continues centuries after group disappeared
Croatian or/and  Croatan lost colony?

Culture of the Croats in Argentina on CD-ROM
A very nice CD-ROM entitled Cultura de los Croatas de Argentina, containing numerous video clips, music, photos and texts, has been created by Studia Croatica, Argentina. We warmly recommend you to enjoy in authentic Croatian music.

U2 in Sarajevo, 10 Years After September 23, 1997

Bono, The Edge, Larry and Adam were still in the dressing room underneath the rapidly filling Kosevo stadium stands. Paul McGuiness and I were standing behind the stage.


The Baška Glagolitic Path on the island of Krk
  The Baška Glagolitic Path - THE CROATIAN PRIMER OF THE HISTORICAL LANDSCAPE, is a vast project, the purpose of which is to erect a monument of permanent value in the Baška valley. It will consist of 34 stone statues displaying the individual letters of the Glagolitic alphabet.

11th International Lace Festival, Lepoglava 2007, Croatia
From the program: Lace Tent Project, author Akiko Sato (Japan), Children Workshops, Items from private and museum collections from France, Hungary, Slovenia, Germany and Croatia, Lace workshops and Lace sale, Varaždin Baroque evenings concert: Mario Penzar, organs, ...

Ištvančić's film at the Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival
 Branko Ištvančić's film Duh u močvari (Ghost in the Swamp) is invited to be shown at the Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival, October 10th, 2007, at 7pm, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium within the Santa Monica Library.

9,000 NATO Commandos In Adriatic Operation
  From 1 to 12 October 2007 Croatia will be the scene of Noble Midas 07, the largest and most important international military manoeuvre to be held in Croatia since its independence.

Nick Bicanic, Director, Producer & Creator - A new filmmaking star on a horizon

Nick Bicanic comes to the film and television industry from 8 years of experience in the world of new media. Nick abandoned PhD studies in Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. Shadow Company is his new film. Nick will testify on Friday Sept 21 on a Capitol Hill. Watch CSPAN


Ante Simonic at the Universal Peace Federation 2007 in New York
 

Providing Vision and Leadership at a Time of Global Crisis.  Feature presentations by a number of current and former heads of state, many of whom will be in New York for the United Nations' "Climate Change" conference


New book: Escape From Despair - A Croatian Family's Survival
 Katarina Tepesh (left) has published a memoir titled "Escape From Despair - A Croatian Family's Survival" learn more about the author, the book and where you can get it.

Josip Turkalj 1924-2007, a renowned Croatian American artist, died
  On July 3, 2007, a renowned Croatian American artist, Josip Turkalj, died at his home in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Besides being an exceptional husband and father to six sons, he was a brilliant sculptor, educator, wonderful man, and a friend to many of us.

1st U.S.-Croatian conference on the ICT, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industry
 The Conference in Split, Croatia, October 1-4, 2007, will feature renowned experts from the U.S. and Croatia who will focus on determining opportunities and strategies that will lead to increased collaboration in several key areas that might directly influence educational and scientific exchange, investment and trade between the U.S. and Croatia in the ICT, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry sectors.

Ovo nije kraj - In Memoriam for Croatian Firemen
                                                        

A Diplomatic "Hunting Party" - facts never published before by Ms. Hartmann - part 1
   

Muhamed Sacirbey, Florence Hartmann and Sylvie Matton speak out. Ms. Hartmann makes damning revelations about the betrayal of justice in her new book "Peace & Punishment.". Were the Big Powers in complicity to ethnic cleansing? Twist of fiction and reality. Film "The Hunting Party" with Richard Gere talks about the same subject in the same manner...as fiction. The book "Peace and Punishment" talks about the same subject in the same manner...as reality with documents. And they came out at the same time. Coincidence, hard reality or historical materialism ? Hartmann, Matton and Sacirbey speak of the evidence and the consequences  for BiH, Croatia, the region and the victims. CROWN reports, you decide.

Dr. Ante Čuvalo: Historical Dictionary of Bosnia and Herzegovina

At the end of August 2007, Scarecrow Press published the second and enlarged edition of Historical Dictionary of Bosnia and Herzegovina, written by dr. Ante Čuvalo, a recognized authority on the past and present of Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Efforts to build the Church of Croatian Martyrs in Udbina

In September 9th, 2007 an invitation has been sent by Croatian Bishops from Udbina to continue with efforts to build the Church of Croatian Martyrs. The manifestation has been accompanied with a rich spiritual and cultural program.

PYRAMID on top of the Pyramid - Monumental success of Croatian TV
  The Pyramid is a unique combination of talk show and game show. Europroducciones has already optioned the format for Spain, Italy and Portugal, as has Gestion Avanti Cine Video for French speaking Canada. (photo) Dubravko Merlic and Zeljka Ogresta

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