History Revealed: North Star
November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ramsey County Historical Society Presents
Daniel Bergin, North Star Stories
History Revealed Series
November 29, 2018
Thursday, 7:00 pm
Ramsey County Roseville Library
Free and open to all.
Join RCHS for History Revealed, our program series featuring presentations and tours from the best of local historians, authors and archaeologists, with a wide range of topics drawn from the heritage and traditions of Ramsey County.
Join producer and director Daniel Pierce Bergin in a discussion about researching, filming and producing the TPT series, North Star that focuses on the history of African-Americans in Minnesota. Daniel will talk about the most recent film, co-produced with the Ramsey County Historical Society, North Star: Civil War Stories, as well as other in the series, including North Star: Stories of Minnesota’s Black Pioneers that tells the stories of 12 of Minnesota’s early black leaders.
Daniel Pierce Bergin is Senior Producer & Partnership Manager for Twin Cities Public Television. He was a Production Fellow for the PBS documentary Slavery by Another Name, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Bergin won a regional Emmy Award for Slavery By Another Name: Behind the Scenes. His other notable productions include regional Emmy-winners Asian Flavors, North Star: Minnesota’s Black Pioneers; Lowertown: The Rise of an Urban Village; Cass Gilbert: Standing the Test of Time. His literary history documentary, Literature & Life: The Givens Collection was named “Best History Documentary” at the Prized Pieces International Black Film Festival. His documentary With Impunity: Men & Gender Violence was named “Best Documentary of 2012” by Mpls/St. Paul Magazine. In addition to long-form documentary work, Bergin received a regional Emmy award for Legacy Letters, a PSA series about celebrating and protecting Minnesota’s natural, historical, and cultural heritage. Bergin produced exhibit videos for the Science Museum of Minnesota’s award-winning touring exhibit “Race: Are We So Different?” He also produced a companion program for broadcast.
The filmmaker’s short narrative films have screened at the American Film Institute, the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, The Wexner Center, and the Hollywood Black Film Festival. In the 1990s, Daniel Bergin produced the ground breaking “Don’t Believe the Hype,” TPT’s Emmy award winning youth media program.
The Minneapolis native and University of Minnesota graduate has served as a director on the boards of several community media organizations including Intermedia Arts, St. Paul Neighborhood Network, Hennepin Theatre Trust, and IFP MN. He was on the Walker Art Center’s Parent Advisory Council. Daniel is an adjunct instructor at St. Cloud State University. He has been recognized as a MN State Arts Board Fellow, a 2003 Twin Cities Business Journal’s “40 under 40”, a City Pages Artist of the Year, attended the esteemed PBS Producers Academy, and was awarded a Bush Leadership Fellowship for his work in community media.