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Letters from America: the Life and Times of O.E. Rolvaagby Tim Schwab
An immigrant author's quest for the truth
Norwegian immigrant and novelist Ole Rolvaag revealed the human costs of American pioneering with his classic Giants in the Earth a novel which forever changed the way Americans viewed the settlement of the West. This beautifully filmed biography captures the tragedy as well as the triumph of immigration, and explores Rolvaag's disillusionment with the materialism he witnessed, and his unyielding advocacy for ethnic diversity.
A fine film, elegant in its clarity and simplicity.
Catches the force of Rolvaag's depiction of American immigration through a unique blend of film, text and music. An artistic triumph.
Dr. Gerald Thorson
St. Olaf College
AWARDS & SCREENINGS:
- Gold Plaque, Chicago International Film Festival
- Finalist, International Film and Television Festival of New York
- Discovery Channel