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Film Premeir: A Home in the Heartland

Event Details

September 21, 2013 1:30 PM — September 21, 2013 3:00 PM
Location: Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum
503 South Street,
Waterloo, IA/ 50701
Contact Name: Annette Freeseman
Email: annette.freeseman@gmdistrict.org
Phone: 319-234-6357

Event Description

​ Premier for the film “A Home in the Heartland” by film producer Don Fish, a Waterloo Native.bDon Fish, a native of Waterloo, Iowa, is a media producer and editor with over 30 years experience telling stories that entertain, educate and inspire.  He specializes in projects about history, science and human geography.  His credits include The Discovery Channel, The Science Channel, The National Geographic Museum and PBS.  He has won numerous industry awards for his work including 2 Emmys.  Don is currently working toward a MFA Degree in Film and Electronic Media at American University.

Film Description:

A Home in The Heartland is a unique, modern tale with a twist. On one side of the world, a devastated Bosnian community searches for a fresh start. On the other, a proud mid-western city yearns to regain its vitality. Alone, each faces a dim and insecure future. But together, fueled by hope and courage, these unlikely partners could prove to be a winning combination.

A Home in the Heartland utilizes first person interviews with Bosnian immigrants and Waterloo city leaders as well as original footage to illustrate the intertwined stories of personal struggle and the revitalization of a struggling American city. It also features archival photographs and documents found in Waterloo’s Grout Museum of History & Science and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, news articles from the Waterloo Courier and archive footage from television news bureaus that covered the Balkan conflict.