Explore Black history of south Minneapolis in this pop-up documentary with live narration from award winning filmmaker Daniel Pierce Bergin. The film visits the Spokesman Recorder Newspaper, Martin Luther King Park, and Hosmer Library with a focus on place, the past and the people whose stories are found on these spots.
About Daniel Pierce Bergin
For over 25 years, filmmaker and PBS producer/director Daniel Pierce Bergin has created work that explores diversity, history, and community through restorative storytelling. As a Senior Producer for Twin Cities PBS, Bergin’s work has offered a new narrative on Minnesota’s people, places, and past. His notable productions include regional Emmy winners Jim Crow of the North, OutNorth – MNLGBTQ History, North Star: Minnesota’s Black Pioneers, Cass Gilbert: Standing the Test of Time, and Slavery By Another Name: Behind the Scenes.
The filmmaker’s narrative shorts have screened at the American Film Institute, The Walker Art Center, the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival, The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival, The Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, and the Hollywood Black Film Festival.
The University of Minnesota graduate has been recognized as a MN State Arts Board Fellow, a City Pages Artist of the Year, and was awarded a Bush Leadership Fellowship for his work in community media.