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Press Release - Public invited to attend free Movie Series at Fort Totten State Historic Site

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 24, 2014
Contact: Nick Gronseth
701.766.4441

Public invited to attend free Movie Series at Fort Totten State Historic Site

FORT TOTTEN, ND –The public is invited to attend a free documentary film showing of Ken Burn’s: The Dust Bowl on Saturday, May 10 and Saturday, May 17 at 7 p.m. in the Fort Totten Little Theater, Fort Totten State Historic Site. The Dust Bowl is a four-hour, two-episode documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns. The first half of the film will be shown on May 10 and the second half of the film will be shown on May 17. This is the first of two features in the 2014 Movie Series sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

The Dust Bowl chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, in which the wheat boom of the "Great Plow-Up," followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Interviews with survivors of those hard times, combined with photographs and seldom seen movie footage, bring to life stories human perseverance.

For more information, contact Nick Gronseth at 701.766.4441.

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