“Lincoln” Premiere in Iceland

Ambassador Luis E. Arreaga wrote in his blog about the screening:

"We partnered with Sena, 20th Century Fox, Dreamworks Studios, the American Iceland Chamber of Commerce (AMIS), and Icelandic Glacial to provide a preview of the movie Lincoln by Steven Spielberg.  The movie provided a compelling account of the last four months of Lincoln’s life and his successful efforts to pass the 13th Amendment of the Constitution which abolished slavery.

We wanted to share this pivotal moment in American history with a group of political science, English language, and film students from high schools and Icelandic institutions of higher education, and a group of guests from different parts of Icelandic society.  We were heartened by the response to the movie.  The timing couldn’t be better as we deepen our partnership with Iceland in the fight against slavery’s modern face, trafficking in persons."