Swiss Film Club: Swiss National Day Edition - Born in a Ballroom

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You're invited to join the Embassy of Switzerland in the U.S. for a Swiss Film Club in celebration of Swiss National Day on August 1!

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You're invited to join the Embassy of Switzerland in the U.S. in celebrating Swiss National Day on August 1 with a special edition of the Swiss Film Club, featuring the documentary Born in a Ballroom.

Born in a Ballroom explores the relationship between the Hütte Restaurant, its founder, Eleanor Mailloux, and the rural Appalachian village she called home: Helvetia, West Virginia. The daughter of a Swiss immigrant, Eleanor went on to teach, work for the Red Cross, travel the world, raise a family of five, and co-found the nationally-acclaimed Swiss Hütte Restaurant in her rural hometown of Helvetia, WV. The Hütte reflects Eleanor and Helvetia’s heritage through its food, decor, and culture. The filmmakers follow The Hütte through the seasons, hoping to intimately connect viewers to The Hütte, Eleanor, and this Swiss-American community.

Participation in the Swiss Film Club is simple:

  • Register here to receive exclusive, complimentary access to the film. The earlier the better! (Please note: Even if you have registered for past editions, you must register again.)
  • Registrants will receive a message from Eventbrite with a link to view the film once it is available. You must be logged into Eventbrite it access the link.
  • Watch the film anytime between Monday, July 26, and Sunday, August 1, 2021.
  • After you watch, send your questions and points for discusson to:, with the subject line "Swiss Film Club: Swiss National Day."
  • Join us at 12:00pm ET on Saturday, July 31, for a live discussion on Crowdcast and the Embassy's Facebook page with the film's directors, Clara Lehmann and Jonathan Lacocque, to answer your questions and learn more.

*Please note: The film will be available for streaming exclusively in the U.S. You will have acces to a confidential link allowing you to view the film - please do not share this link with others, as it is for registrants only.

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Shared cultural experiences can be hard to find in these times, but we hope the Swiss Film Club will offer you the opportunity to connect with fellow cinema lovers virtually.

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