Tuesday, July 15, 2014

"Girl from Birch Creek" wins Minnesota History Award for Washington County Historical Society!!

I'm proud to announce that "Girl from Birch Creek" has received a 2014 Minnesota History Award for excellence in history publications from the Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums.

Copies of the film can now be purchased from the Washington County Historical Society.

More information is available at the Washington County Historical Society's website: http://www.wchsmn.org/

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Showing of film at Wells Fargo Center, Minneapolis, Mn

I will be presenting the documentary at the Wells Fargo Center this Thursday, May 8, 2014.  I look forward to showing the film to former colleagues of mine at Wells Fargo.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Showing of "Girl from Birch Creek" at the Minnesota History Center

We are proud to announce that the Minnesota Historical Society will show "Girl from Birch Creek" at the History Center on Saturday, April 5, 2014.  I will attend to answer questions and talk about the film.

The showing starts at 2pm on Saturday afternoon and is free.

Here's a link to the information: Minnesota Historical Society Film Showings

Thank to the Minnesota Historical Society for selecting our film to show in their film series.

Hope you all can attend!!!  See you there.

Emily Haddad

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013 A Great Woman Passes from Life

Yesterday, a wonderful, unforgettable woman and my personal hero, Rosalie Wahl, passed away.  Rosalie gave so much to our society and to everyone she met as she lived her life -- the most unselfish, kind, and giving person I have known in my life.  One individual I spoke to as I was researching for our film said that Rosalie was "the nearest person to God that I have ever met."  Last night, as I drove home, a full moon rose in the east; and a thought came to me that the heavens were trying to make up for the loss of that shining light that Rosalie Wahl had been to our troubled world.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto

I've just returned from attending the Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto Canada

A wonderful festival with great workshops and a fantastic selection of films.  Thanks to the organizers for including "Girl from Birch Creek."

Monday, June 17, 2013

Screening at the Humphrey Institute on April 10, 2013

On April 10, 2013 our film was screened at the Humphrey Institute.  The screening was sponsored by the Infinity Project, the Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society and Minnesota Women Lawyers.  Following the screening, a panel convened featuring the Honorable Wilhelmina Wright, Honorable Esther Tomljanovich, Honorable Harriet Lansing and the Honorable Kathleen Blatz. You can hear their discussion at the following link.


Saturday, May 4, 2013

Audiences Love "Girl from Birch Creek"!

Comments from viewers:

"I feel UPLIFTED after seeing the premiere of the movie "The Girl from Birch Creek". THANK YOU to John Kaul and Emily Haddad for an incredible story told with the finest attention to detail. I laughed, and cried and feel so proud to have such a rich heritage. Well done! Bravo!!!"

"I just saw the movie & am so grateful for the privilege! I'm struggling to write e-mails & texts to "my kids" {nieces  & daughters of friends} -- tears still blurring my vision as I continue to be moved by the messages I came away with ... reminders of the many women who worked so hard to advance women's issues & for gender equality. I was thrilled to see young people in the audience - such a rich history lesson they got tonight. I'll be checking your Website to learn if there'll be additional showings, so I can bring "my kids" to meet Justice Wahl & because I want them to learn about the efforts of her & other women ... efforts that now allow young women to KNOW {not just hope} that they can choose any path they want!"

"The film was...for lack of a better term - exquisite - It was informative/educational, entertaining, heartwarming - I teared up just listening to her speech. The overwhelming feelings of what women's rights has gone through and an advocate for those rights to get us where we are at today."  

"Wednesday night was wonderful.  Thanks for the opportunity to be present at the "preview" of GIRL.....!  The big question I've had from friends and colleagues is:  "When will it be shown again....and where?"  Thanks again."

"Frances and I had an amazing mother-daughter date night at the premiere of "Girl From Birch Creek," the documentary about MN Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Wahl. The film is fantastic -- from beginning to end. Congrats to filmmakers John Kaul and Emily Haddad on a job well done!"