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'Women Behind the Plow' Documentary Under Way in May

Cover of Women Behind the Plow Book

Another documentary to add to the award-winning Germans from Russia series is set for May, and we are inspired to be a part of it!

Prairie Public Broadcasting, the Tri-County Tourism Alliance, and the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection of NDSU Libraries are partnering in a 60-minute video documentary based on and expanding on the stories in the book, “Women Behind the Plow.” The documentary will share memories of women featured in the book, along with stories about women today on the farm through five decades beginning with the Great Depression of the 1930s.

More than 20 women will be interviewed for the project. They are all from “German-Russian Country, an area strong on agriculture, but even stronger on heritage and stories,” said Michael Miller, Germans from Russia Heritage Collection director and bibliographer.

Cameras will capture various cultural events, such as the Emmons County Dairy and Ag Day, cattle roundup, dairy farm activities, harvest scenes, and the South Central Threshing Bee in Braddock, North Dakota. The documentary is scheduled to be broadcast in March 2019. It will be aired on Prairie Public Television at least 12 times in its first year.

Miller said, “For me personally, in my 51st year at NDSU, this has been a rewarding experience to share the rich heritage and culture of our Germans from Russia in North Dakota.”

To stay updated, follow Germans from Russia Heritage Collection Facebook and NDSU Libraries Facebook.

Thank you to NDSU News for this highlight. Read the full article here.

 

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Last updated: 4/26/2018