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Beaumier Documentary Film Series: "Tradition Bearers" and "Finnish American Lives"
A double feature of two films by Dr. Michael Loukinen.
Tradition Bearers (35th Anniversary)
A documentary about Finnish American history and folk art expressed through the lives and repertories of our folk artists living in the western Great Lakes Region. Blending live oral history interviews with historical photos, the film tells a story of Finnish immigration, the life of the miner, lumberjack, and homesteader.
Finnish American Lives (1982)
A portrait of traditional Finnish American culture in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, highlighting the