Monday, October 11, 2010

New Movie to Show on Leopold II

Details from the Blog sur la famille royale belge. I wish I could be there to see it. At the initiative of l'Association Dynastie et Patrimoine Culturel on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 14:30 at the Prince Albert Club in Brussels reporter, editor, writer Patrick Weber will show the film, "Leopold II, the Man Behind the Beard". There will be many pictures of the industrious king and many scenes from the video archives and information from many original documents used. Weber is said to be 'passionate about the monarchial system' and will focus on trying to find the true personality of King Leopold II, what drove him onward, what were his motivations and to get beyond the controversy that seems always surrounding the memory of Leopold II to get to the real facts about him. After seeing so much negative of this king, I have to be a little skeptical hearing that, but I hope that it is true and the film will show the fair and dispassionate facts about this always criticized sovereign.

This screening is free to the public but there is limited seating so anyone who can go needs to reserve their place early. L'Association Royale Dynastie et Patrimoine Culturel that replaced the Friends of the Dynasty Museum of which King Albert II is honorary president, will relate the history of the country from independence and will have a number of related collections on display. They have done similar exhibits in the past on King Albert I and Queen Astrid. They also put out a newsletter (bilingual) for royal historians.

Now I need to go do something to forget myself being homesick.

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