A double feature of documentaries by Dr. Michael Loukinen, professor emeritus, Northern Michigan University.
Tradition Bearers (35th Anniversary)
A documentary about Finnish American history and folk art expressed through the lives and repertories of our folk artists living in the western Great Lakes Region. Blending live oral history interviews with historical photos, the film tells a story of Finnish immigration, the life of the miner, lumberjack, and homesteader.
Finnish American Lives (1982)
A portrait of traditional Finnish American culture in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, highlighting the fragile community of memory connecting one with parents and grandparents. A 92-year-old grandfather asked his son and Finnish immigrant daughter-in-law to live on the farm and care for him. This three-generation farm family works, celebrates, reflects and grieves together.
Friday, October 12 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Jamrich Hall 1100