Emmy® nominated husband and wife documentary filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films received a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council for their new documentary The Barn Raisers. The fiscal sponsor for the project is the Richland County Historical Society.
The Barn Raisers is a companion project to the Rundles’ Emmy® nominated historical documentary Country School: One Room – One Nation, and will once again feature writer Jerry Apps as a scholar and on-camera interview on the project.
The Barn Raisers tells the story of barns in the Upper Midwest by examining them through the lens of architecture. The documentary feature film will paint a cinematic portrait of barns and builders, an important way of life that has been largely forgotten, and remind us that these remnants from America’s rural past are still here to be interpreted and experienced.
In addition to WHC, The Barn Raisers is funded in part by grants from Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area, Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Wisconsin Humanities Council, a non-profit organization, supports and creates programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in The Barn Raisers do not necessarily represent those of the Wisconsin Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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