Ambassador Sterling Hosts Iwo Jima Documentary Screening

Ambassador Sterling Opens “The Boy Who Wanted to Be President” at Bratislava’s Kino Lumière February 23 (Embassy photo)

Ambassador Adam Sterling delivered opening remarks at a screening of “The Boy Who Wanted to Be President”, a documentary about a Slovak-American Marine and Iwo Jima flag-raiser, at Bratislava’s Kino Lumière on February 23. Sterling told the story of first-generation Slovak-American Michal Strank and spoke about the deep personal connections between the U.S. and Slovakia. After the film, which was produced with support from a U.S. Embassy grant, director Dušan Hudec held a discussion with approximately 180 students who attended the screening. The film will also be screened today in Nitra and on February 28 in Banská Bystrica.