USA: Mateusz Morawiecki at the premiere of the film “Poland: The Royal Tour”

Chicago’s Lyric Opera was the venue for the official premiere of a film in “The Royal Tour” series, promoting Poland. Tuesday marked the start of the Polish Prime Minister’s two-day visit to the United States.

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Photo: Adam Guz / KPRM

The Polish National Foundation partnered with the American Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), to make a documentary film entitled “Poland: The Royal Tour”. “The Royal Tour” is a well known PBS series whose each edition presents a guided tour of a country being covered, with the “head of state” being the guide. Previous editions’ featured leaders included the king of Jordan, prime minister of New Zealand, president of Mexico and Peru or prime minister of Israel.

The series’ producer is Peter Greenberg. He is one of the best known and respected American journalists and producers. His television productions won multiple awards, including the Emmy.

In the Polish edition, the role of guide went to Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. The film aims to promote, both domestically and abroad, the knowledge of Poland’s rich history, nurture the Polish spirit and raise national awareness. The documentary shows Poland as a modern country that draws a lot from its tradition and history. The audience will tour places such as Warsaw, Wrocław, Kraków, the Wieliczka Mine, the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, as well as Malbork, Gdynia and Hel.

“I wish for those who see the Royal Tour Poland to see a country that not only takes pride in its history, but also one that has a bright future” – said the head of the government. He also expressed hope that the project will be a great promotion outlet for Poland, along with its rich history and magnificent landscapes. 

During the first day of his visit, the head of the government also sat at a Round Table featuring American businessmen, organised by a think tank called The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. The meeting’s goal was to establish contacts with American investors and present Poland as a country with investment potential. The Prime Minister also laid flowers under the Tadeusz Kościuszko monument in Chicago.

Materials covering the development of the project “Poland: The Royal Tour” can be found on Peter Greenberg’s official website:

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