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“In This Place” Advance Virtual Screening
From First Nation to First Generation, follow the unique origin and immigration stories of northern Minnesotans as they explore their family histories in this documentary screening at ovee.itvs.org.
After the In This Place screening there will be a live question-and-answer session with a few of the producers of the four unique stories that are told in the documentary.
The broadcast premiere of In This Place is Tuesday, March 2. at 7 p.m. on WDSE-TV PBS North and live streaming on pbs.org and the PBS Video App.
About the Producer Panelists:
Matthew Koshmrl | Supper Club
Matthew Koshmrl is a filmmaker, cinematographer and professor based out of the Iron Range of Minnesota. His works as a director and cinematographer have screened at the Jeonju International Film Festival, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, DocumentaMadrid and True/False Film Festival. He focuses on cinema-vérité documentary films that explore the evolution of tradition, individual and national identity, and unseen processes.
Megan McGarvey | Unweaving
Megan McGarvey is a Midwestern documentarian residing in the Twin Ports. She has directed both long and short form documentaries, including the film, Outsourced: The New Wisconsin Idea, which was an official selection at the 2019 Catalyst Content Film Festival. With every project, McGarvey looks to honor the spirit of her subject’s story. She is thrilled to be working with Moving Lives Minnesota to showcase the diverse stories that make up this beautiful state.
Mike Scholtz | New Horizons
Mike Scholtz is a documentary filmmaker who lives in the woods of northern Minnesota. His films — which have screened at SXSW, Slamdance and SF DocFest — include Wild Bill’s Run, Wicker Kittens and Riplist. In 2020, he produced the Emmy-nominated documentary This Town for WDSE/WRPT-TV. Like most of his films, This Town told surprising stories about interesting people living in small towns throughout the region. In his free time, he helps run the Free Range Film Festival in a barn outside of Wrenshall.
Missy Whiteman | We Come From the Stars: We Are Star People
Missy Whiteman (Northern Arapaho and Kickapoo) is an Emmy-nominated writer, director, producer and multi media artist. Whiteman understands her work to be a voice for her ancestors, their stories and ancestral wisdom. Her late father Ernest Whiteman influenced her work with the gift of artistic vision and practice of art as ceremony. Many of Whiteman’s films have screened on international national and local venues such as the Walker Art Center, National Geographic All Roads Festival and Bilabo Spain. Whiteman is a recipient of the McKnight Fellowship for Media Arts, a Forecast Public Art Mid-Career grant, and is an alumni of the Sundance Native Lab Fellowship and Jerome Fellowship for her short film project The Coyote Way: Going Back Home.
In This Place is a part of the Moving Lives Minnesota project, an initiative by the Minnesota Public Television Association and is supported by Minnesota’s Arts and Culture Heritage Fund.