IHRC Partner MN Humanities Center Wins Regional Emmy

The Minnesota Humanities Center production "Iron Range: Minnesota Building America" has received a Regional Emmy Award. IHRC staff and collections provided assistance in the production of this important film and accompanying educational materials.

The Minnesota Humanities Center worked on the documentary in 2008 in order to highlight the history and future of the Iron Range, with the goal of producing a film that would broaden public knowledge and appreciation of the critical role that this 100-mile long, 10-mile wide strip of land has played and continues to play in the success of our nation.

The documentary illustrates the profound contributions of the Anishinaabe and immigrants from 43 different ethnic backgrounds who came to work the mines and the birth of the towns to support them; the United States would be a different place. Portions of the video can be viewed at: "Iron Range: Minnesota Building America."

The Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences cited the film for excellence among cultural documentaries produced in the U.S. midwest.

The Minnesota Humanities Center, together with tpt and Iron Range Resources, presented the film first in April 2009 on Twin Cities Public Television.

The full documentary will air next on the following dates on tpt MN:

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 9 pm
Thursday, Dec. 24, 3 am
Thursday, Dec. 24, 9 am
Thursday, Dec. 24, 3 pm