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The Nicollet County Historical Society and Saint Peter Community and Family Education present our 13th season of documentary films! These documentaries are designed to inform, challenge ideas, and create conversation.

This fall, our films will not be shown in person. Instead, we are providing the links for you to view these films online for free at home. Links to stream the films are provided on our website at nchsmn.org/events.

After watching each film, we encourage you to participate in an online discussion in the Documentary Film Series Discussion Page on NCHS’s Facebook page.

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Minnesota 13: From Grain to Glass
Minnesota 13 explores the little-known history of an elite moonshine produced in the heart of Minnesota during Prohibition, and the modern-day attempts of a micro-distillery to resuscitate the brand as a craft whiskey. NR, 1 hr. 14 min.

Recommended viewing date: Thursday, September 2.

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Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

On the heels of Woodstock, a group of teen campers are inspired to join the fight for disability civil rights. This spirited look at grassroots activism is executive produced by President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.

NR, 1 hr. 47 min.

Recommended viewing date: Thursday, October 7.

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The Warrior Tradition

The Warrior Tradition tells the astonishing, heartbreaking, inspiring, and largely untold story of Native Americans in the United States military. Why would Indian men and women put their lives on the line for the very government that took their homelands?

The film relates the stories of Native American warriors from their own points of view – stories of service and pain, of courage and fear.

NR, 55 min.

Recommended viewing date: Thursday, November 4.

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Becoming Big League

“Becoming Big League” explores how sport was changing in 1960 and how that changed Minnesota. From Olympic hockey to High School hoops, from pro-sports origins in Big Ten titles, “Becoming Big League” is a retro sports page come to life that illustrates how 1960 might be the most dynamic year in Minnesota Sports history. A Twin Cities PBS Original production.

NR, 58 min.

Recommended viewing date: Thursday, December 2.

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