Sunday, 26. May 2013 - 04:05
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A Croatian tourism promotional video advert, previously censored by Croatia's former Prime Minister for showing a close up scene of female buttocks, will feature in this years advertising campaign from the Croatian Tourist Board (HTZ).
HTZ this year plans to spend 69 million kuna (9.1 million Euros) promoting Croatian tourism in Croatia and overseas. The pride of this year's campaign is the award winning video spot 'Oda radosti' (Ode to joy), which features the performance of the final movement of Beethoven's 9th Symphony "Ode to Joy" from well known Croatian cellist Ana Rucner, as images from all over Croatia are displayed.
Besides "Ode to Joy" HTZ will this year show the videos 'Numbers', 'The Mediterranean as it once was', 'Welcome video' and the controversial 'Recepie for a perfect holiday' video.
In 2010 'Recepie for a perfect holiday' caused a stir in Croatia when womens groups and the Prime Minister at the time Jadranka Kosor, objected to the video due the close up shot of a women lying on the beach showing her buttocks. The scene has been removed from the video and will be broadcast this year again censored.
Croatia's tourism promotional videos will be broadcast on TV stations in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Holland, Russia, Poland and also as part of the global campaign they will feature on CNN, BBC, World, Eurosport and Euronews, reports website Tportal.
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