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Oct 22, 2007

SHOW NOTES for Episode 30
Published October 21, 2007 

Website News:  New this week you will find a search box on the left side of the Genealogy Gems homepage under the navigation menu.  I hope that you will use it and find it helpful in getting to where you want to go. 

GEM: Interview with Ali Selim, Director of Sweet Land?

In episode 29 I told you about a wonderful movie that I saw recently called Sweet Land. It's a film about Norwegian immigrants in rural Minnesota following WWI.  I feel so passionate about it not only because it's about family history, but because it's such a rare thing to find a gem like this that you can watch with your entire family.


Ali's Grandparents William and Sophie Niemeier of Minnesota.

This week I had a chance to talk to Ali Selim, award-winning director of Sweet Land, and we chatted about his immigrant parents, the power of memories and some of the terrific actors that he features in the film. 

Ali Selim

Ali Selim, Director

When you're done listening to the audio podcast, you can watch the Videocast below.  Just double click on the Play button.


 More "SWEET LAND" film clips