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Ag documentary on Red River Selkirk settlers released

2012 celebrations of the bicentenary of the Red River Selkirk settlers inspired the documentary’s creation

A four-part documentary made for Prairie Public Television that spans the beginning of farming in Manitoba to present day and looks to what the future holds premiered in Winnipeg last week. “Built on Agriculture” is the culmination of more than three years’ work to produce a compelling and engaging television series telling a story of

George Siamandas is the Winnipeg filmmaker and photographer who is writing the script for a four-part documentary on Canadian Prairie agriculture inspired by last year’s bicentennial celebrations of the Selkirk settlers’ arrival and establishment of the Red River settlement in 1812.  

Prairie farming coming to a (TV) screen near you

The four-part documentary was inspired by last summer’s bicentenary of the Red River settlement

Work is well underway on a four-part documentary on the story of agriculture in Manitoba and the Canadian Prairies. The film, inspired by last year’s 200th anniversary of the arrival of the Selkirk settlers, will follow the story of farming on the Prairies from the first sowing of a bushel and a half of wheat