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Oct 22, 2007

SHOW NOTES for Episode 30
Published October 21, 2007 

Calling all Ladies:  Notice a trend on the Genealogy Gems Listener Page?  Only men have sent in photos!  Come on ladies, you need to be represented!  Email a photo of yourself listening to the podcast on your ipod or computer, or holding up something that you've found since listening to the podcast, or both

Website News:  New this week you will find a search box on the left side of the Genealogy Gems homepage under the navigation menu.  I hope that you will use it and find it helpful in getting to where you want to go. 

GEM: Interview with Ali Selim, Director of Sweet Land?

In episode 29 I told you about a wonderful movie that I saw recently called Sweet Land. It's a film about Norwegian immigrants in rural Minnesota following WWI.  I feel so passionate about it not only because it√Ęs about family history, but because it's such a rare thing to find a gem like this that you can watch with your entire family.

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Ali's Grandparents William and Sophie Niemeier of Minnesota.

This week I had a chance to talk to Ali Selim, award-winning director of Sweet Land, and we chatted about his immigrant parents, the power of memories and some of the terrific actors that he features in the film. 

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Ali Selim, Director

When you're done listening to the audio podcast, you can watch the Videocast below.  Just double click on the Play button.

 More "SWEET LAND" film clips