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November 10: East Side Freedom Library hosts online premiere of new documentary film about Minnesota’s Farmer-Labor Party

Adapted from the Minneapolis Labor Review, October 22, 2022

SAINT PAUL — The East Side Freedom Library will host an online screening of a new documentary film about Minnesota’s Farmer-Labor movement — followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers — Thursday, November 10, from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

The film, “The Farmer-Labor Movement: A Minnesota Story” (USA, 2022, 56 minutes), was seven years in the making and tells the story of how Minnesota farmers and workers organized together beginning in 1917 to create a political movement and one of the most successful third parties in U.S.

The Farmer-Labor Party became the dominant political party in the state in the 1930s and elected Minnesota governors and U.S. Senators, as well as U.S. Representatives, state legislators, and local officials.

A panel discussion with the filmmakers will include: Randy Croce, formerly of the University of Minnesota Labor Education Service; Tom O’Connell, retired Metropolitan State University professor; Anna Kuharjec, professor at Dougherty Family College, University of St. Thomas.

To register for the Zoom event, visit eastsidefreedomlibrary.org/events/history-revealed-the-farmer-labor-movement-a-minnesota-story/.

Related links and stories:

New documentary film presents history of Minnesota’s Farmer-Labor movement
By Peter Rachleff
(Labor Review, October 22, 2022)

Farmer-Labor movement film was seven years in the making
By Steve Share
(Labor Review, October 22, 2022)

Film trailer (1:14)

Stream the entire film on YouTube (56:48)

Website of Farmer-Labor Education Committee

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