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Pretty Much 100% Scandinavian Saga 1

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Stefan Quinth of Camera Q and Dr. William Beyer follow the Scandinavian American trail, exploring the experience of immigration, the process of Americanization, the importance of landmark institutions such as churches and colleges, the power of family and community, the vitality of arts and craft, the matter of language, and the enjoyment of humor.

Between 1850 and 1930, North America drew almost 3 million people from Scandinavia. What has since become of all those immigrants? As the 21st century begins, a third of the population of Minnesota alone identifies itself as stemming from Scandinavia, even seeing themselves as being "pretty much 100% Scandinavian.

Stefan Quinth, world renowned Swedish filmmaker, and Dr. William Beyer, former education, collections, and programs director for the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, have teamed up to create this ramble through Scandinavian Minnesota and a bit into neighboring states. The film explores the experience of immigration, the process of Americanization, the importance of landmark institutions such as churches and colleges, the power of family and community, the vitality of arts and craft, the matter of language, and the enjoyment of humor.

 

  • By: Camera Q
  • Format: DVD, 60 min.
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