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First Contact Movie

November 8, 2019

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Showings throughout the day

The 27-minute film “First contact” will be shown at the Museum 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.


November 8, 2019


Swedish American Museum
5211 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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