In February, we showed the 21 minute version of the film at the Investment & Trade Commission in NYC. (We showed the long version in May ’16). This time the Deputy Mayor of Ghent and alumni of Ghent University in the USA attended. Roberta Roll represented the Baekeland Family because Hugh was out of the country.
In the first week of May, the short version of the film was shown at the Plastics New Zealand annual meeting. That same week, both versions were shown simultaneously at ANTEC and at the Society of Plastic Engineers 75th Anniversary celebration in Anaheim, California. Hugh was on hand for the screenings. Soon afterwards, Plastics News ran an article, Celebrating Bakelite, and Baekeland, on screen, on the event and