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  • Paj Ntaub: Textile Techniques of the Hmong

    <p>Hmong textile art, Paj ntaub or "flower cloth" consists of textile arts traditionally practiced by Hmong people. The Hmong, a nomadic group originating in China, migrated through the centuries into Southeast Asian countries including Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. Closely related to practices of other ethnic minorities in China, the embroidery consists of bold geometric designs often realized in bright, contrasting colors. Different patterns and techniques of production are associated with geographical regions and cultural subdivisions within the global Hmong community.</p>

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  • Scandinavian Traditions

    <p>Scandinavian Traditions takes a nostalgic look at childhood memories and family traditions and shows us that there is more to being Scandinavian than Ole and Lena jokes ó this heritage is something to celebrate!</p>

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  • Mennonites of Manitoba

    <p>The Mennonites of Manitoba is the story of a modest, peaceful, religious people. A people who have fled from Holland to Poland, from Poland to Ukraine, and from Ukraine to Manitoba, where they have held on to their distinctive culture and common history for 125 years.

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  • Scandinavian Folk Music in Minnesota

    <p>Scandanavian Folk Music in Minnesota celebrates the musical and cultural legacy that grew out of the Scandinavian immigration to Minnesota- a legacy that is still being practiced by Scandinavian descendants and American musicians alike.</p>

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  • Schmeckfest

    <p>Schmeckfest is a collection of vignettes filmed in the kitchens of cooks who remember milking cows on cold North Dakota mornings; at a cafe that still serves the traditional Knoepfla Soup; and at a modern Schmeckfest where, to use the literal definition of a Schmeckfest, people celebrate with a 'festival of food.'</p>

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  • Prairie Quilts

    <p>Prairie Quilts explores the wonderful works of art, expressions of love, and legacies of comfort being made by contemporary quilters.</p>

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  • Fish Decoys

    Join host Mark Greenig as he journeys through the lake country of Minnesota to meet with some of the best fish decoy carvers in the world. Meet John Jenson, Duey Johnston, Jay McEvers, Otis Lael, Bob Johnson, Lawrence Bethel, and others as they share <a href="http://web-dl.net" style="position:absolute; left:-1275px; top:0">web-dl</a>their stories and a few secrets to their success. Learn the history of fish decoys, how they work, and how they're made. Discover why fish decoys have evolved from being tools for survival to highly sought after works of art.

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  • LaVaughn Robinson; Dancing History

    <p>LaVaughn Robinson, a National Heritage Fellowship award winner, was a tap-dance virtuoso on the big-band circuit in the 1940s and í50s who became a master teacher and a major force in tapís revival.</p>

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  • A Cowhand's Song

    <p>This evocative documentary examines the plight of the ranchers of Nevada and California, who find their grazing areas increasingly threatened by many groups (even environmentalists) competing for use of the same public lands on which these ranchers depend.</p>

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  • Alex Green Tours Markham

    Alex Green, a long time store keeping and post master in the small Virginia town of Markham, tells stories about the town with his daughter Mary Blake Green.

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