Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on February 22nd, 2009

In honor of the just-passed anniversary celebration of Lithuania’s independence on 16 Feb 1918, Darius Udrys released a 26-minute video made up of stills, titles, and music, which surveys episodes from the last 215 years of Lithuanian history. The movie, Road to Freedom: Lithuania, is also available with Lithuanian titles as Kelias į laisvę: Lietuva, […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on February 28th, 2008

[Introduction] The anti-commememoration of the 90th anniversary of V-16 begins with this contextual piece, providing a few paths of inquiry into understanding what the circumstances were that led to the establishment of the Republic of Lithuania. I’m not, importantly, a historian. At best, I’m a literary critic. As such, this context is badly simplified, but […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on February 21st, 2007

Nothing sets off an identity crisis like a millennial jubilee! Lithuania continues to play the role of jittery bride in the run up to the celebrations of 2009. First, we’ve had the problems over the question of why citizens of the Republic Lithuania must be citizens of the Republic of Lithuania alone (the propagandized diaspora […]

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