"Cornerstones" Documentary Reveals Community Ethnic Relations

"Cornerstones," a documentary about the history of North Minneapolis as a changing ethnic neighborhood, premiered on Twin Cities Public Television on Sunday, Nov. 13, and can be streamed from a University of Minnesota website. IHRC Archivist Daniel Necas and researchers from the Houses of Worship project consulted with researchers working on the film.

The film looks at the neighborhood as a home for many and changing ethnic groups, from Jewish immigrants to African American residents. Cathy Wurzer of Minnesota Public Radio interviewed Marilyn Chiat and producer Daniel Pierce Bergin in a segment about the film.

"Cornerstones" presents powerful stories of Northside life interwoven with themes of immigration, race relations and cultural changes through place-based memories.

The Universty of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center co-produced the documentary with the Minnesota Channel of Twin Cities Public Television.
"Cornerstones: Stories of Place on the North Side" premiered at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, on tpt MN.

More information about the film and later broadcasts dates are available here.