Northern Lights Docudrama

Northern Lights – An award winning docudrama about the merging
of the Democratic Party and the Nonpartisan League in the state of North Dakota. Tuesday, February 27, 2018 7:00 pm Red River High School, Rider Room  $10.00 donation suggested, Snacks and drinks will be available for sale.

In 1978 John Hanson set out to produce a low budget film set in North Dakota chronicling the Nonpartisan League, a political movement in the early 1900s that sought to give farmers a voice in their own destiny. The film was the surprise winner of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in 1980.  Here is a 2014 interview with John Hanson talking about the making of the film.