Prairie Churches (2008)

About the Film

Showcases the diverse history and architectural traditions represented by 117 churches throughout Manitoba, Saskatchewan, North Dakota and Minnesota. Prairie Public's video crew filmed prairie spires, onion domes, and steeples through four seasons. "Prairie Churches" explores the role churches have in sustaining the history and culture of the vanishing rural landscape of the prairie. Often the first community structure to be built and the last to close its doors, these landmarks represent the hopes and dreams of early settlers and the congregations that currently occupy them.

Licensing

For licensing, film rights and permissions, contact the filmmaker the distributor Prairie Public Television, or Folkstreams.

Film Details

  • Film by:
  • Produced by: Bob Dambach, Kim Stenehjem
  • Editor: David Geck
  • Funding: North Dakota Council on the Arts, JM Kaplan Fund, North Dakota Council of Humanities, The Winnipeg Foundation,
  • Original Format: Betacam Digital (Digi Beta)
  • ©2008 Prairie Public
  • 56 mins, Color
  • Categories:
    Arts & Crafts, TraditionalCanadaEthnic & Immigrant CulturesReligion