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WSC to screen local documentary, film to air state-wide on Prairie Public

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
Posted by WSC Marketing

WSC to screen local documentary, film to air state-wide on Prairie Public

WILLISTON, N.D. - Williston State College will host a screening of the new documentary "6 Brothers: A Story of Hope, Loss, and Perseverance on the Northern Plains," at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23 in the Livdahl Lounge in the basement of Frontier Hall on the WSC campus. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Producer Daniel Stenberg, a Watford City area native, started the project after discovering letters written by his grandfather, Christian Stenberg, during World War II.  "He was pretty much my age at that time, facing the world, but frustrated with the world, too," he said. "He just wanted to get home to North Dakota and settle down. I viewed him as more vulnerable than I had before."

Chris Stenberg, and the other brothers - Arnold, Cap, Henry, Ray, and Selmer - grew up on a farm/ranch in McKenzie County. The documentary touches on their experiences through the Great Depression, wartime, and beyond. Its state-wide broadcast premiere is Feb. 26 on Prairie Public Television. 

One of the scholars involved with the production of this documentary is WSC's Associate Professor of History Richard Stenberg, whose father was Ray.  "These were some of the greatest men I have ever known," he said. "I am often asked why I got into history-this explains a lot of why I did and why I was so interested in it early.  After all, history is the story of people."

The Williston State College Foundation assisted financially in the production of this documentary.  Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please contact Richard Stenberg at 701.774.4262 or You can also visit  or try Facebook by searching for, "6brothersDocumentary".