'A Name Is a Name' Premieres at Masonic Temple Theatre, 9/11 2010/08/25:
"'A Name is a Name,' a film about the Macedonian people and their desire to have their name and identity recognized - the Republic of Macedonia, will premiere in Detroit at the Masonic Temple- Scottish Rite Cathedral Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 7:00 p.m.
All net proceeds from the screening will be donated to a special project in Macedonia by the United Macedonian Churches of Detroit, in their first joint effort to help the Macedonian people. Individually, the churches have contributed to projects providing medical equipment and supplies to hospitals, books for libraries and materials to repair windows at numerous orphanages.
Tickets ($25.00 general seating and $100.00 VIP) are on sale now and may be purchased at any of the United Macedonian Churches of Detroit.
A cross between a documentary and a feature film, 'A Name is a Name,' brings personalities together from Iceland, Norway, the United Kingdom, the United States and Macedonia. The 48 minute documentary takes viewers through the Republic of Macedonia through the eyes of a Scandinavian traveler who speaks with Macedonians from various backgrounds who tell the traveler what it means for them to be Macedonians. The film's title, 'A Name is a Name,' is a song from Morten Harket's solo album, 'Letter from Egypt,' released in 2008.
The film is directed by Icelander Sigurjon Einarsson, produced by American Jason Miko, narrated by Englishman Sir Andrew Motion (until May of 2009 the UK's Poet Laureate for 10 years), and features music by Morten Harket, lead singer of Norwegian rock group a-ha, Icelandic bands Sigur Ros, mum and Earth Affair, Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young fame, California band Monte Negro, and Macedonians Kiril Dzajkovski and the late Tose Proeski. Macedonian production house fx3x provided the production team, equipment and facilities to create the film.
For more information, visit the film website, www.anameisaname.com. The producer, Arizonian Jason Miko, will be on hand for a question and answer period after the film.