Filmmaker Teresa Konechne presents her film, Woven from the Land: Women. Prairie. Culture, in Weld Hall’s Glasrud Auditorium at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 9th.

A panel discussion on land use, women’s experiences in rural culture, and life on the prairie follows the screening. Panelists include Anthony Adah, a faculty member in MSUM’s Film Studies Department, Kandace Creel Falcon, a faculty members in MSUM’s Women’s Studies and American Multicultural Studies Departments, and Rinita Dalan, a faculty member in MSUM’s Anthropology and Earth Sciences Department.

“The filmmaker hopes to engage the public in a conversation about our relationship to land,” says Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson, chair of the Film Studies Department.

The film has received many positive reviews. Mark Brenden, a journalist for Minnesota Daily, writes, “Director Teresa Konechne tells us about her homeland, the rolling plains of South Dakota, through serene original music and gorgeous storytelling as simple as the land it describes. Konechne originally sought to relate a story about her mother, but ended up telling us about our mother — Mother Earth.”

The screening is part of MSUM’s celebration of Women’s History Month, and is sponsored by the MSUM Women’s Center and the MSUM Diversity Events Fund. The event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Kristjansson-Nelson at (218) 477-4624 or kyja.nelson@mnstate.edu.