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Documentary screening set at UJ

The University of Jamestown Alumni Association and Convocation Committee will host a screening of the documentary “6 Brothers: A Story of Hope, Loss, and Perseverance on the Northern Plains,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Reiland Fine Arts Center’s DeNault Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Producer Daniel Stenberg, Bismarck, started the project after discovering letters written by his grandfather during World War II.

“He was pretty much my age at that time, facing the world, but frustrated with the world, too,” Stenberg says. “He just wanted to get home to North Dakota and settle down. I viewed him as more vulnerable than I had before.”

Stenberg’s grandfather, Chris Stenberg, and his brothers Arnold, Cap, Henry, Ray and Selmer, grew up on a farm/ranch in western North Dakota’s McKenzie County. The documentary touches on their experiences through the Great Depression, wartime and beyond. Its broadcast premiere is Feb. 26 on Prairie Public Television.

“These stories will hopefully resonate with a North Dakota audience,” Stenberg said. “A lot of people have these types of stories in their families.”

After graduating from University of Jamestown in 2005 with majors in business and history/political science, Stenberg spent five years working in Washington, D.C., first with the Federal Reserve and later with the Midwestern Governors’ Association. He now works as a researcher for Job Service North Dakota.

For more information, go to or Facebook: 6brothersDocumentary.