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Old Maine Swedish Farms   DVD

Old Swedish Farm DVD

DVD Disk $19.95

"My husband and I received the Swedish Farms of Maine DVD in yesterday's mail---and we promptly watched it last night. It is terrific! We loved it. Thank you for a superb piece of Maine history! R. R. – Cape Elizabeth, Maine

"I found it fascinating and very well produced. It was interesting to learn something of the history of the Maine Swedish community and to see all those wonderful old photographs as well as footage of the lovely countryside and villages today. The interviews were lively and informative. We who have seen your work know that what you have accomplished is of great historical value. J.S. -Harpswell, Maine

In 1870, Swedish settlers flocked to far northern Maine to farm creating a unique colony where the Swedish language is still spoken in the 21st century. But the few who speak Swedish are dwindling and the language likely will die out with the thirty or so, mostly older residents, who still speak Swedish today.

“Old Maine’s Swedish Farms,” features six residents of Maine’s Swedish Colony recounting their stories in Swedish of growing up on farms in the area while they are left to tell their tales.

Dan Olson,
narrates the film
and conducts the
in Swedish.

From the April Fool’s Day jokes they played to the sadness they express over the disappearance of their farms, this film captures the lives of the Colony’s Swedish speakers during this fascinating chapter of Maine history. Interviews areconducted in Swedish by Scandinavian scholar, Dan Olson. Subtitles for the interviews are provided in English, while the beauty of the numerous dialects spoken by the last of the Swedish speakers are featured on the sound track.

A treasure trove of historic photos, provided by storytellers from the farms where they grew up, brings the old days and old ways of the Maine Swedish farms back to life in this half hour show. Even viewers who are not of Swedish descent will enjoy hearing stories about life on the farm years ago.

Running time: 32 minutes with English Sub-titles for the Swedish interviews

A video clip from Old Maine Swdeish Farms featuring our own Jerry Nelson, one of the last Swedish speakers in the Colony:

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DVD $19.95

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