The Embassy of the Czech Republic features Czech Television’s documentary Mendel – The Father of Genetics, produced by Jana Studničková and Otakáro Schmidt, on Thursday, September 21, 2017, at 6 pm. The film discusses the life and meticulous work of the monk who was the first to apply mathematics to botany through simple yet genius experiments, the significance of which no one understood in the 19th century. Learn about Mendel’s twist of fate through his failures, which led him to succeed and discover an entirely new science, genetics, in his garden. Leave, pondering the importance of his legacy on today’s genetic discoveries and the relationship between science and faith, then and now. (Dir. Otakáro Mario Schmidt, 2016, 52 min., in English)
Film screening courtesy of Mendel Museum at Masaryk University in Brno
Date: September 21, 2017, 6 pm
Location: Embassy of the Czech Republic
3900 Spring of Freedom St, NW, Washington, DC 20008
RSVP by September 20
Admission is free, however, RSVPs are required.
Embassy policy: No bags or suitcases allowed. Only small purses permitted but will be checked at the door. No coat check available. You must pass through security for entrance. RSVP confirmation and photo ID required. Doors close at 6:15 pm.
Parking: Non-metered parking is available on Spring of Freedom Street and Tilden Street.
Closest Metro: The Embassy is about a 15-20 minute walk from the Van Ness Metro Station.