Back when inCulto’s video for “Welcome (to Lithuania)” was first making its way through the diaspora, many times the link to the video was included with some kind of language calling it a “commercial” or “tourist video” of some sort for Lithuania. Well, via Ežiukas su kedais, I learn that the animators, PetPunk , have now made a legitimate touristy video for Vilnius and its cultural capital festival next year:
What do you think? As I wrote in the comments on Ežiuko blog, I find the accent cute and disarming, like that of a grandfather about to spin a story about a forgotten world in the mists of time. The Princess Bride in Vilnius, say. I share, however, some of the concerns about “kindness” and the Gediminas legend, although it provides an excuse for trumpteting the long, long history of multiethnic Vilnius.