BANGKOK — Hear some Berlin jazz performed live and see fine films from Poland and Germany as those two nations celebrate celebrate 25 years of friendship.

The two nations have come a long way since 1939’s blitzkrieg and to celebrate, Chulalongkorn University’s European studies program will host a three-day event starting Wednesday.

Relive a fading chapter of history when 6,000 East Germans clambered over the wall of the Polish Embassy in 1989 Polish documentary “Bye, Bye GDR! 
To Liberty via Warsaw.” From Germany, “Winter’s Daughter” tells the story of a 12-year-old Berlin girl’s quest to find her biological father in Poland.

Feast on Berlin jazz courtesy of “Iwona & The Crazy Vibes,” who will perform 18 songs at a two-hour concert.


This year marks 25 years since the two nations reconciled under 1991’s of Good Neighborship and Friendly Cooperation.


For more information about the event, which will include lectures, a graffiti exhibition more, check out the complete schedule of events online. Admission for all programs is free.

The opening night starts at 5pm on Aug. 17 with the jazz concert beginning at 7pm at Chulalongkorn’s Art and Culture Building located between the architecture and fine and applied arts buildings.

The films will be shown with English subtitles at 10:20am on Aug. 18 and 19 on the ninth floor of the Faculty of Arts’ Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Building.