The documentary “6 Brothers” explores the joys and challenges of life on the plains through the stories of the Stenberg brothers.
Arnold, Casper, Christian, Henry, Raymond, and Selmer were the children of western North Dakota homesteaders, and they belonged to the generation that survived the Great Depression and experienced World War II. None of them grew up to be famous; none of them grew up to be felons; and some of them didn’t get a chance to grow up.Though they have all since passed, their stories live on in others. Independent filmaker Daniel Stenberg dives deeply into his grandfather’s story. His grandfather was one of six brothers born to homesteaders in Western North Dakota. The family survived the Great Depression, became greatly involved in World War II, and experienced many other joys and challenges of living during one of America’s most intriguing time periods.
Producer: Daniel Stenberg. Editor: Dave Geck. Executive Producer: Bob Dambach.
Major production funding provided by the Williston State College Foundation, the North Dakota Humanities Council, a nonprofit, independent state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Basin Electric Cooperative, an Operation Round Up grant from McKenzie Electric, and by the members of Prairie Public.
To learn more about the brothers, including access to more than 1,000 pages of letters sent by the brothers during World War II, visit www.6brothersfilm.com.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the website do not necessarily reflect those of the North Dakota Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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