Statehood Documentary Premiering in Anchorage

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

An archive clip of Edward R. Murrow from the new documentary Statehood! from independent film producer Larry Goldin of Aurora Films. Statehood! premieres this weekend at the Anchorage International film festival. Goldin’s film chronicles the important steps leading up to the passage of statehood and explores those who were vehemently opposed to the territory becoming a state as well as what the passage means today. Goldin says Ernest Gruening had been to Alaska as the director of the division of island possessions and territories  but when he was sent here as territorial governor, he didn’t like what he found.

Statehood! premieres this weekend at the Bear Tooth Theater in Anchorage on Sunday afternoon.

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