Movie Showing(s): First Contact Short Film
Showings throughout the day
The 27-minute film “First contact” will be shown at the Museum at different times throughout the day. From the west, a proto-Beothuk hunting party. From the east, an expedition of Norse Greenlanders looking for farmland. At the turn of the first millennium on the island now called Newfoundland, native Americans and Europeans chance upon each other for the first time. Their meeting goes smoothly at first, but turns hostile within the year due to misunderstood intentions. When a chance to return to good relations presents itself, both sides must weigh the risks.
Specific times will be published at http://swedishamericanmuseum.org/2.0/ closer to the event.