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NORWEGIAN-AMERICAN
WOMEN’S STORIES

Four short (15- to 28-minute) DVDs that highlight Norwegian-American heritage are perfect for Sons of Norway lodge meetings and for other short programs. The DVDs combine music, narration, stories, and beautiful Norwegian-American artifacts. They are moving and effective discussion-starters. Resource guides with the DVD scripts, background information, and many discussion questions are available, but the DVDs stand very well on their own.

All of the DVDs are closed captioned (cc). The DVDs are available from the Her Own Words catalog, PO Box 5264, Madison WI 53705-0264; phone 608-271-7083; fax 608-271-0209;
email jocelynriley@herownwords.com.

America Fever: A Norwegian Emigration Story-DVD:  Women's History, Women's Studies, Upper Midwest History, Norway, Norwegian-American, Emigration
Prairie Cabin: A Norwegian Pioneer Woman's Story-DVD:  Women's Studies, Norwegian-American, Prairie
Ethel Kvalheim, Rosemaler-DVD:  Women's History, Women's Studies, Upper Midwest History, Wisconsin, Woman Artist, Memoir, Oral History, Rosemaling, Norwegian-American,  Stoughton WI, National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship winner, Vesterheim Gold Medal winner, King Olaf Medal of Honor winner, American Folk Artist
The Art of Ethel Kvalheim-DVD:  Women's History, Women's Studies, Upper Midwest History, Wisconsin, Woman Artist, Memoir, Oral History, Rosemaling, Norwegian-American,  Stoughton WI, National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship winner, Vesterheim Gold Medal winner, King Olaf Medal of Honor winner, American Folk Artist

America Fever: A Norwegian Emigration Story

DVD CCgraphic--sm 15 minutes; $95.00; order #13003; ISBN 978-1-60118--023-0.
Resource guide 114 pages, $45.00; order #13002; ISBN 978-1-60118-052-0.

The narrator's most prized keepsake takes up no room at all: the songs she sings with her mother and sister as she prepares to leave them, probably forever. "America Fever is one of the most moving treatments of immigration I have ever seen; overpowering"
 --Practical Historian.

 

 

 

Prairie Cabin: A Norwegian Pioneer Woman's Story

DVD CCgraphic--sm 15 minutes; $95.00; order #8003; ISBN 978-1-60118-025-4.
Resource guide 114 pages, $45.00; order #8002; ISBN 978-1-60118-053-7.

An immigrant pioneer woman learns to love the prairie--her new home. "Highly recommended." --Landers Film & Video Reviews. "Wonderfully sensitive; gives viewers a deeper understanding and appreciation for what it takes to embrace a new land"
--Video Rating Guide.

 

 

 

Ethel Kvalheim, Rosemaler
18-minute DVD CCgraphic--sm, $95.00, order #11003; ISBN 978-1-60118-033-9.
Resource guide $45.00; order #11002; ISBN 978-1-60118-049-0.

The Art of Ethel Kvalheim
28-minute DVD CCgraphic--sm, $95.00. Order #31003; ISBN 978-1-60118-032-2
Resource guide 114 pages, $45.00. Order #31002. ISBN 978-1-60118-048-3

Both DVDs weave together brilliant, full-color photography of Kvalheim and her work with soundtracks combining Kvalheim’s first-person narrative and Norwegian-American music.  Kvalheim’s rosemaling (decorative painting on wood) is admired throughout the United States and Europe. She has received many awards, including prestigious citations from the American and Norwegian governments. "Breathtakingly beautiful with remarkable color saturation and exquisite detail; very high intellectual quality and production standards" --Practical Historian.  "Beautifully presented" --School Library Journal. "Beautifully done" --Vesterheim Rosemaling Letter.