Marta’s Latest Interview on Radio Slovenia
The interview is in Slovene; English transcription will be available soon. Stay tuned.
Marta’s Published Articles of Interest to Slovene American Community
Marta is a regular contributor for the Newsletter, published by the Slovene Embassy in Washington, D.C. She writes a monthly article on Slovene American cultural exchange, based on the interviews by Slovene artists visiting New York. Short versions of the interviews are published in the Embassy’s Newsletter, and the long versions are available on Slovene Connections monthly blog.
Article on Slovenes in New York City
Manca Juvan, a Slovene journalist, visited a Slovene language lesson Marta was teaching in New York. She interviewed Marta, some of her students, and other Slovenes, living in New York. The article was published in the weekend edition Sobotna Priloga of the main Slovene daily newspaper Delo. You can download a PDF by clicking on the link below. In Slovene only.
100 % Slovenian (Američanke)
While the author Mirjam Milharčič Hladnik interviewed me for this documentary film in 2005, my contribution was not included in the final cut of the film. Nonetheless, I’m including it on this page because some people may want to see it (45 min).
100% SLOVENIAN (2006) is a documentary story of three generations of women who migrated to the United States and their descendants. In a humorous yet down to earth fashion the film digs out some big questions: what is national identity and why is it still such an important issue in this multicultural world we live in? The American and the Slovenian women in this documentary come from very different social and cultural background, but they all share the deeply rooted feeling of being Slovenian, regardless if they migrate to America themselves or their ancestors have in different migration waves.