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Our Dutch VIP guests on stage, Spetember 26, 2005.
Back Row: Piet Meerburg, Fred van Vliet, Bernie Suskind, Ries Vanderpol
Front Row: Betty Fiszbajn, Netty Vanderpol, Hilde Goldberg, Rosie Colthof

September 26, 2005
Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA


The American Premiere event was held at the Sorenson Theater at Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts. Eight of the film participants traveled from Holland and the US to join us, and there were an additional 85 Dutch family members and friends in the VIP section of the theater. 320 American guests filled the theater to capacity, creating a festive air of anticipation. Tim Morse introduced the film and, after the 82 minute screening, the film team was treated first to total silence and then to a standing ovation.

After brief comments by the film team, the eight Dutch VIPs came to the stage and conducted a 45-minute Question and Answer session which endeared them even more to the emotionally charged audience.

A dessert reception followed in the Sorenson Lobby where all of the guests mingled and enjoyed both American and Dutch goodies.

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